The Urban Jungle Bloggers topic for May is celebrating plant diversity. Plants are wonderful and come in all shapes, sizes and colour, even if they are all green, there are so many varied hues and shades. I am excited to be part of this team of plant loving bloggers and you can join in the fun too by visiting their website. The blog was started by Igor and Judith both avid plant lovers.
I gathered a few of my favourite plants in the balcony and decided that our outdoor patio table was the best place to show off my collection of plants to the best effect.
My favourite plants…..:)
A view from the top…….:)
The succulents and the other plants all look very good together.
Add a birdcage and a bird and its perfect in my opinion……
A close up of my best mini succulents…..
The bird-cage and the colourful vases….
The hidden red horse……..surprise elements are always good…..
A few interesting planters can add so much character……
The many shades of green…….create your own Urban Jungle.
Enliven your space with some green……
Another look at ‘my plant gang’……..
Join in the fun and create your own plant gang…..:)
Much as I like to drool over the stunning homes in the glossy interior design magazines, I am a firm believer in the fact that you do not need a lot of money to make your home beautiful. It’s usually just a bit of attention to detail and a lot of tender loving care!! Moreover it is usually such that most of us have things lying around the house which might just need to be highlighted or probably displayed. Going with this idea I have decided to pay some attention to a neglected corner in my dining area where I keep the microwave and well the results have been surprising.
I did feel that this corner of my dining room did require a bit of TLC!!!
So then I decided to add a bit of colour and interest ………..
This definitely is an improvement isn’t it?
Or how about this…….
Plants just liven up any space…..
An interesting mix?
Different planters, a wooden lighthouse and some colour…..what would you use ?
Another idea might be to display a few books……..
What do you think?
I love gardening and think that plants can really be healing and uplift your spirits. We live in a rented apartment and its on the 7th floor so having a full fledged garden is a bit of a challenge. But the bright side of it is that we have a balcony and as they say where there is a will there is a way!!! I mostly have cacti and succulents growing in small pots as they are really resilient and easy to look after. Here are a few images to inspire you to start your own small garden!!!
Statement making plants…… as seen Elle Decor
A cluster of greens and more…. Elle Decor
Succulents for colour…
Line them up in a window sill……
Make your own small diy garden….
Permanent cheer for a gloomy day….:)
Interesting ways to display your plants…..
Interesting display…isn’t it? popplant.com.au
A streak of gold to remove the moody blues? popplant.com.au
Striking array of planters!! popplant.com.au
Planters can be works of art!! Planters by Jessica Hans
Stackable Totem planters…..
Cacti, they are one of the most resilient and easy to maintain plants. They are also bang on trend and used by interior stylists all over the world.
Cacti are beautiful, resilient and quite easy to look after!!
As seen the cacti sits in so well with the books in the shelf and creates interest.
Green and succulent!!
Accessories like these beautiful coloured pots add character!!
The lovely twosome……