Heather Barnes

Creating an Indoor Oasis

Most people kill their plants from overwatering and so a moisture meter helps you know exactly what's going on down at the roots

Heather Barnes is a Canadian content creator who has become a popular figure on Instagram and TikTok, teaching beginners everything they need to know about plant care.

Known for her IG-worthy photos and DIY home decor ideas, Barnes is set to appear at the Winnipeg Home and Garden Show to share her expertise on indoor plants. Indoor plants have experienced a surge in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. Barnes explains that there are a number of benefits to incorporating plants into our indoor spaces, including improved air quality and the aesthetic appeal they bring to any room.

In addition, the process of caring for and nurturing plants can be incredibly satisfying. As a new mother on maternity leave, Barnes found solace in the practice of plant care and quickly became enamored with the hobby. Today, she is dedicated to educating others on the joys and benefits of plant ownership.

One of the most important aspects of caring for plants is choosing the right ones. Different types of plants require different levels of light and moisture, and Barnes advises doing some research before bringing one home. She also stresses the importance of selecting the right pot, as this can have a significant impact on the health and success of the plant. Knowing when to repot a plant is another key factor in its overall well-being. Barnes provides tips on how to determine when this is necessary and offers suggestions for the ideal soil to use in the process.

For pet owners, caring for plants can present some unique challenges. Certain plants can be toxic to animals, so Barnes recommends doing some research before introducing any new greenery into a home with pets. She also suggests incorporating plants that are known to be more pet-friendly, such as spider plants and ferns. Barnes’ appearance at the Winnipeg Home and Garden Show is an opportunity for those looking to create their own indoor oasis to learn from one of the best in the business. Her teachings on plant care and home decor are accessible and inspiring, and her social media presence has garnered her a loyal following. Whether you’re a seasoned plant parent or just starting out on your journey, there is no denying the appeal of bringing the outdoors inside. With Barnes’ guidance, anyone can create a beautiful and thriving indoor garden to call their own.