Tuesday, 22 July 2014

3 Summer Plant Ideas....

Being on maternity and breastfeeding constantly (very hungry baby) has given me the chance to browse the web on my ipad a lot this last 7 weeks. As regular readers will know I am a total house plant addict although I rarely try anything interesting with my plants.

Whilst browsing I have been collecting loads of Images of houseplants and this morning came across this article about summer plant ideas and I thought I would try my hand at something different, so inspired by the http://frommoontomoon.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/because-matching-bedlinen-is-just-like.htmlarticle I have put together my own 3 Summer Plant Ideas...

1) Succulents in Trays

Summer plant Ideas: Succulent display

Summer Plant ideas: Succulent tray

I really love the idea of putting a number of succulents together in a tray. The wonderful about succulents is not only are they great for novice houseplant gardeners, as they extremely hard to kill, but they come in a great range of shapes and textures making them perfect for grouping together.... the big squishy ones look great next to a spikey dude :)

2) Getting Creative with Planters

Mirror Ball planter
Succulent in a Timer , via Justina Blakeney
Houseplant in a seashell
I spend a lot of time looking through charity shops and thrift stores looking for beautiful ceramic planters but never think about using objects I already have. A good friend's mum from college had a beautiful house plant growing out of a beautiful African Drum, which I always thought was really cool and i love the idea of using found objects or pre-loved items to re-purpose as planters. The mirror ball idea is one I really like as positioned in an open window on a windy day would produce some crazy-ass reflections!!

3) Pots with faces
Perfect for introducing kids to plants: Wolf planter from etsy

Skull planters
Houseplant collection with a Stella Atelier face planter

Whether they are grouped together or you have one rouge smiling planter amongst your pots, these pots will bring a sense of fun to your house plant collection.... but be warned they are addictive ( I now have 4 Stella Atelier pots... whoops).

Animal planters are also a perfect way to get kids excited about house plants.... remember Mr Grasshead?.... I thought he was so cool...

What do you guys think?
To see the original article this post was inspired by visit The Joy Of Plants here


Anonymous said...

credit Chaparral Studio
for disco ball planter :)

Rubye Jack said...

I love succulents but am one for a plain pot so that you only notice the plant.

vermilion said...

I love Your blog and succulents too!!!;)

Ien said...

I love houseplants, especially succulents. Great inspiration here! Thank you so much for new ideas :-)


moonpoppy said...

I <3 houseplants.And the more ideas about where to put them,the better :)

My Grama's Soul said...

I have quite a few succulents since I live in hot AZ.....but beware you can kill them easily.....with too much water. I call that "killing with kindness". LOL



Indy said...

Just found your blog and I love it! :)

Love those cute little succulents!

cynthia cidade said...

succulents!! yeah!

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Beautiful! I was stunned to see the stack of vintage books about plants. I believe that some, if not all, were written by a friend of my parents. I used to have several in my library, but sadly they're gone now. I might have to find them on Ebay.

Poonam C said...

Lovely. I am so inspired to get a few for my place now. :)