Want to give your house a quick face lift? Bring in some lush houseplants.
The full greenery of wandering jew or the delicate fronds of a Boston fern help create an indoor oasis from summer heat spells.
If you want to remember that tropical vacation you took this year, bring some brightly colored coleus into your home. Their bright contrasting leaves and unusual leaf shapes will provide a lift during the mid summer heat.
Other favorites might include a pot of hot house grown hibiscus, fragrant gardenia or blue flowering exacum. Check with your California Certified Nursery Professional for other suggestions.