Urban Jungle Bloggers – Back to School, Plants in the Workplace

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I’m happy to be back to show some new additions to my plant family for the latest Urban Jungle Bloggers edition. The topic is “Back to School – plants in your workplace”. Well workplace for me isn’t quite defined. I have two places at home where I work from; a corner table in my bedroom when the household gets too rowdy, and the kitchen table. They say that many good businesses began at the kitchen table. I keep reminding myself of that as I dream very hard of having my very own studio.

My most beautiful addition would be this cactus. I gave it to my husband for father’s day recently. If you’re in Auckland, you must go and check out the incredible selection of cacti and succulents at Indie Home Collection. At the same time, I also purchased a little succulent that looks so pretty planted in a decorative glass jar, along with this very delicate green plant in a white planter that was sitting empty for a while.

The cactus takes prize position on the vintage file in the corner of the room. I tend to shift plants around a bit and I have a few that end up here, along with bunches of flowers at other times. It’s certainly a very green space inside and has the view of my back deck which I wrote about here for another edition.

Before I go, I would like to wish Urban Jungle Bloggers a happy 1st birthday! I’ve always loved plants in the home but I have to say, since joining in on the challenge, I’ve become a little plant obsessed so thank you for shining your green light on me Judith and Igor!

Mel xx

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Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series hosted by 2 bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blog) and Judith (JOELIX.com). Every month they share ideas to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, DIYs and green tips & tricks. You can find additional inspiration on the Urban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest board and keep up-to-date via  their Facebook page.  Use #urbanjunglebloggers on twitter and instagram.


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  1. Judith

    Such a stunning cactus just behind your kitchen table, Mel! And yes, I also believe lots of new ventures started at the kitchen table, so a real studio is maybe “just” around the corner ;) Thanks for joining us again this month!! xx

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    mel replied:

    Thanks Judith, oh please put that good vibe out for me – ha ha:)

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  2. Anastasia

    I LOVE your plants, every single one of them! Your kitchen table is a gem, it looks so comfy to work at! Though I have a studio, I work from the living room most of the time. I need to get something comfy to sit on in the office, other than that: it doesn’t matter from where you work, as long, as the results turn out to be so beautiful like yours!
    XO, A.

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    mel replied:

    Thanks Anastasia, such a lovely comment. Mel x

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  3. caroline @trend-daily

    Oh love love your shots Mel! What a series they’ve created. I’m so going to try to get some pics done but they will be SO late. Off to Amsterdam and Woonbeurs Thursday! So sorry for my absence visiting you. Crazy work and blogging not getting too much of a look in, but lovely to be with you again! xx

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    mel replied:

    Thanks Caroline and oh I’ve missed you and your blog posts so much. Can’t wait to see your UJB contribution. So glad that your work is really taking off. Big hugs from Sydney. Mel xx

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  4. gudy herder

    It’s nice to see the real life, there are so many bloggers working from the kitchen or living and that is just fine. I have a little side space in my gallery but love to have one day my studio back again. Being surrounded by cacti and succulents makes working just so much easier! Big hug, Mel.

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