The latest Urban Jungle Bloggers challenge was to create a ‘plant gang’ – a grouping of plants in all shapes, sizes and textures that celebrates the rich diversity of greenery available.
I’ve amassed quite a collection of plants over recent months – neat little succulents, leafy ferns, tumbling ivy, spikey spider plants. Until now they’ve been dotted all over the house, so I had lots of fun bringing them together into one big arrangement.
To really highlight the variety of leaves and colours (I’d never before realised just quite how many shades of green there are), I decided to put every plant into a white pot. I then played around with groupings on cupboards and shelves to find spots that show them off in all their leafy splendour.
I’m really pleased with the results and I think I’ll keep these plants arranged together from now, but I’m struggling to make a call on their new home. Option one is a vintage farmhouse cupboard in the bathroom (I love the contrast between the sleek pots and the gnarled wood); option two is a built-in cabinet in the dining room, where I can position the plants around other items and let leaves spill down from the higher shelves. Any thoughts on which to plump for would be gratefully received!
Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series run by Igor of Happy Interior Blog and Judith of JOELIX.com, with the aim of encouraging people to use greenery in their homes. To find out more, head over to the website or search #urbanjunglebloggers.
All photography by Abi Dare