Yes! to this month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers topic – show your plant gang! Last month I shot a huge collection of my plants on our Ercol dresser and was blown away by how insanely, gobsmackingly beautiful they all looked that I really didn’t need much encouragement to do it again! So here is 80% of my plant collection. I love how versatile an old folding ladder can be for displaying (and…eh hem…curating) meaningful pieces in the home. Amazingly, this set was in the garage when we moved in and I’ve been itching to use them for something. We don’t have room to keep them out permanently (the set-up was done in our dining space) so I enjoyed having an hour or so to play with them. Using a simple white backdrop and natural jute flooring I focused on the shapes and shades coming from the plants and built up.
This Boston fern very nearly didn’t make it so I’m chuffed to see it centre stage, larger than life. Originally I’d bought it for my workspace but as the light in the room is so bright and concentrated it didn’t take long to start showing signs of fading. Needless to say I moved it out quick and relocated it to the porch which has a softer, defused light which it loves. I don’t like to lose. Can you tell?
Mosey loved his temporary jungle.
The Peperomia normally sits on the shelf in my workspace and as I’d hoped has started to trail and soften up some of the lines a little. Trailers are ideal for suspending from the ceiling too. This one is a guaranteed winner if you’ve plenty of light.
This is Marvin (as in Gaye) who I rescued from a shop almost a year ago. He was just 5ft when I brought him home and is pushing 6.5ft now. I love him, such a gentle giant.
And this is Tammi (as in Terrell) who normally sits opposite Marvin either side of the French doors. I like to think they sing ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough‘ but who knows…