Pretty lovely way to set up a fireplace, don't you think? Especially with Spring just around the corner! Low-light plants are best for this: think mosses & ferns. You also want to make sure that the fireplace receives a little bit of sunshine. Incorporating branches and wood of some sort (like the stump in the pic above) keeps the look a bit wild, and if you can have at least 2 plants of the same kind it would pull the whole look together. I really like how all the pots match in texture & color but differ in size and style. Lovely.
(All info/image from Real Simple magazine April 2010)*