I mentioned in my last Styling the Seasons that I wanted to get more house plants for our home. It’s a bit of a new area for me, I’m ok with growing things in the garden, but plants for inside the house I find a bit more of a challenge. I thought some help and inspiration might be in order, and you can imagine my delight when I came across the lovely Urban Jungle Bloggers, who’s mission is to share plant shaped ideas by the bucket load. Stemming from their love of plants and interiors, Igor Josifiovic of Happy Interior Blog and Judith de Graaff of JOELIX.com, wanted to gather together an online community of plant lovers and folk who wish to be a little green fingered.
I thought it was the perfect thing to help me with my burgeoning house plant hobby, so this month I am joining in. They choose a different theme every month and May’s topic is green gift giving.
Just in case the pictures haven’t given it away, I have become a bit hooked on Succulents! I know they are the plant of the moment, which would normally mean I would avoid them, but I have also heard they are easy to look after – perfect for a beginner like me. Plus there is no denying how beautiful they are, I love how architectural they can be, and am particularly fond of the string of pearls plant.
My green gift for my friend is this tiny little succulent that I planted up in this little terracotta pot. I have to say that I was a bit cheeky first and took some leaves to propagate, in the hopes that they will grow into new baby plants. Nothing like jumping in at the deep end – new to house plants and I am having ago at propagating my own. If you fancy having a try there is a fantastic blog about succulents, Needles + Leaves and they have a great ‘how to propagate post’. They made it look very simple, which is why I think it might be within my capabilities. Conveniently I will then have lots more green gifts to give to my nearest and dearest too… perfect.
Such a simple idea to gift a plant, and reading all the other Urban Jungle Blogger posts it has really highlighted all the fantastic plant gift ideas that there are. You can check out them out here.