I always enjoy joining in on Urban Jungle Bloggers but I have to say, the October theme of Plants and Flowers was kind of irresistible. I’m sure that a lot of you will agree with me and this will be the biggest one yet. I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.
It’s the springtime in New Zealand so I had an abundance of reasonably priced blooms to choose from at the market, along with some greens and jasmine picked from the garden. I looked further and found a few neglected succulents that have survived for months at the side of the house on a terracotta dish. In perfect timing they have fluorescent pink flower shoots with bright yellow tips. Amazing aren’t they? They are actually quite stuck to the dish and I wonder how long I can keep them like that before I have to plant them. To me they’re more beautiful like that than in any pot, perhaps because it was so unintentional.
If only you could smell the jonquils and jasmine in these photos, there was no need for scented candles in my home this week. I actually suffered from a bit of hay fever but thought that it was worth putting up with to be surrounded by so many pretty blooms.
I thought that the green vintage meat safe would be the perfect prop to house it all. When I was putting it together, I secretly imagined myself owning a garden store full of plants, flowers and wares. There’s a thought!
Happy weekend everyone. Guillaume and I have all of the kids sleeping at their friends home tonight so it’s party time for us!
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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. Join in! You can find additional inspiration on their website, Pinterest board and keep up-to-date via their Facebook page. Use #urbanjunglebloggers on twitter and instagram.