You might not know this about my house, but it’s filled with plants. I absolutely love decorating with plants and I believe a house without some greenery feels empty. So imagine my delight when I discovered Urban Jungle Bloggers. They’re plant-loving people like me and they urge bloggers to take photos of their beloved botanical friends. This month the theme was Botanical Zoom and I decided to take part.
I gathered some of the plants that keep me company in my studio. Most of them are succulents, which are a good choice for this room, with its south-west facing windows. In the summer it gets really hot on the window sills and sometimes it’s even too much for the succulents. There is one odd one out (take a guess!) in this little group, but I absolutely love the colours on this plant!
I’ve just potted the sprig in the top photo, I do hope it’ll start growing as this plant has absolutely stunning orange flowers. I have no idea what’s it called though. If anyone knows, please let me know! I don’t think I’m acing taking care of the adult plant and I’d like to find out what I’m doing wrong.
If you’re wondering where I got those cute teacup planters, I wrote a DIY about potting plants in tea cups a while ago.
I absolutely love all the little details on these plants. The red nerves, the pink hue on the tip of the leaves, the dots, the tiny roots some of them produce on their stems,… Now let’s take this botanical zoom a bit further.
Sempervivum tectorum (?)
Sedum Makinoi ‘tornado’
Nerve plant or Fittonia verschaffeltii
I hoped you liked my first entry for Urban Jungle Bloggers. I really liked photographing my plants, they’re the perfect models. I’m already looking forward to the next theme and who knows, maybe this’ll become a monthly feature on this blog.