Call yourself a minimalist?
I recently saw this lovely post on Jeska’s blog and thought it would be fun to photograph my plant army. To be honest I’ve never considered myself a plant person, and certainly not green fingered enough to join the Urban Jungle Bloggers. But looking at this little lot it seems I am!
When I discarded my stuff in pursuit of a simpler life my apartment looked pretty bare. I love the minimal homes of Scandinavia and I wondered how they made them feel so homely. After some research, and an hour or so on My Scandinavian Home, I discovered the answer was plants -eureka! So I gradually built on my modest plant collection of four, to what you see today. Impressive eh?
My current favourite is the cheese plant (back left), and the plant I’ve had the longest is the umbrella (back right). I bought the umbrella when I moved into my apartment four years ago, and he seems to like living with me. I’ve always had a cactus or two, and the best thing about the current succulent craze is they’re easy to source. In the past I could only find outdoor succulents, more suitable for a rockery than my coffee table!
I’ve included some photographs below so you can see a few of them in situ. I’m very much a minimalist, and have them dotted around the apartment in little groups of two or three. I’d love to see your plant collections so do give me a nudge if you share them. And I’d thoroughly recommend popping over to Urban Jungle Bloggers, run by Igor and Judith. I’ve just looked at some of the other bloggers’ plant collections and I’m feeling totally inspired.