Urban jungle bloggers: Plants and art

This month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers theme is plants and art and I have decided to keep it as simple as possible and let my beautiful new plant shine. I actually took these pics at my mum’s house last month when I was staying there as I was desperate to take advantage of the one of the beautiful fireplaces in her Georgian townhouse. She normally has a million and one postcards lined up along the mantelpiece so I selected a couple of those as my ‘art’ element. Other than that my new Donkey’s tail (also known as a Burro’s tail or Sedum morganianum) was left to take centre stage.

Urban Jungle Bloggers | Donkey's tail or Burro's tail plant | House plant | Marble fireplace

Urban Jungle Bloggers | Donkey's tail or Burro's tail plant | House plant | Marble fireplace

I can not tell you how inspired I have been by the Urban Jungle Bloggers project, set up by Igor and Judith. If you had asked me about five years ago what I thought of house plants, I would have said I didn’t like them or the amount of space they take up. I considered them clutter. Through this project I have learnt to see house plants in a completely new light; using and displaying them around my house in ways I would never have thought of without the inspiration of the UJB community. This week I even wrote an article about how to bring the outdoors in for the Shurgard blog – pop over and take a look.

Urban Jungle Bloggers | Donkey's tail or Burro's tail plant | House plant | Marble fireplace

Urban Jungle Bloggers | Donkey's tail or Burro's tail plant | House plant | Marble fireplace

Urban Jungle Bloggers | Donkey's tail or Burro's tail plant | House plant | Marble fireplace

Do make sure to search the #UrbanJungleBloggers hashtag on Instagram and Twitter and take a look on the Urban Jungle Bloggers website for more Plants and Art posts.

Katy x

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8 Comments

  1. Igor 10th September 2015 / 11:24 am

    This is so so beautiful Katy!! Thank you so much!

    • Katy 11th September 2015 / 7:54 am

      No, thank you, Igor, for all of the inspiration x

  2. Hannah 10th September 2015 / 12:47 pm

    How beautiful! Love the simplicity of it and that fireplace, too. Thanks for the link to your other piece. I’d never thought of having hanging planters inside or on top of cupboards – definitely going to try those ideas out. x

    • Katy 11th September 2015 / 7:55 am

      Oh good, so glad you found it useful. Yes, hanging planters inside are the best thing ever – I always used just think they belonged outside pubs! xx

  3. mel 11th September 2015 / 10:59 am

    Such a thoughtful mood Katy, the portrait postcards and mantle set your plant off beautifully.

    • Katy 11th September 2015 / 11:08 am

      Thank you, Mel. I’m so in love with the plant that I didn’t want anything to distract too much from it xx

  4. Glyn @ Collett & Holder 11th September 2015 / 1:20 pm

    Love the combination of the foliage, deep terracotta coloured pot and marble fireplace, the simplicity is beautiful!

  5. Yvonne 16th September 2015 / 7:38 pm

    Love a marble fireplace. Everything looks so beautiful!

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