Urban Jungle Bloggers: Plant shelfie

I’ve been really excited about this month’s edition of Urban Jungle Bloggers because I have a brand new Pocket String shelf that Jules bought me for my birthday so it’s perfect for a ‘plant shelfie’. I decided to put my shelf up at the end of our kitchen so it seemed perfect to add some of my herbs and I always find that plants instantly add so much freshness and interest to any styling. I always use tins or cups for herbs (more than anything so that I don’t have to buy plant pots, which are quite hard to find) and my potted basil in the tomato tin is one of my favourites. Take a look at this post that I did last year for more recycled planter ideas.

There’s no way that these shelves will stay like this for long as I am constantly re-arranging things at home, but for now…

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Plant shelfie | Apartment Apothecary

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Plant shelfie | Apartment Apothecary

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Plant shelfie | Apartment Apothecary

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Plant shelfie | Apartment Apothecary

Urban Jungle Bloggers - Plant shelfie | Apartment Apothecary

Thanks as always to Judith and Igor for the inspiration and do pop over to their blogs to see their plant shelfies and search the hashtag #urbanjunglebloggers for more inspiration.

Katy x





  1. 23rd October 2014 / 8:33 am

    I love it Katy! And I bet it smells as good as it looks 🙂 x

    • katy
      23rd October 2014 / 8:57 am

      You can see it and smell it for yourself tomorrow 😉 xx

  2. 23rd October 2014 / 9:07 am

    Always loving your string shelves. Really nice and of course, that pop of red amongst all the green makes my heart sing.

    Hope you’re well lovely and hope to finally meet you soon x

    • katy
      29th October 2014 / 8:30 am

      Thank you, Tina! So sorry that you can’t come to our little event next month. We will have to arrange a separate meet up xx

  3. 23rd October 2014 / 9:39 am

    What a wonderful kitchen plant shelfie!! Love the ‘foody’ look of it☺️ Thanks for joining us!!

    • katy
      29th October 2014 / 8:31 am

      Thank you, Igor, for the great theme! 🙂

  4. 23rd October 2014 / 11:24 am

    Love this – I have one slightly sad looking basil plant in my kitchen but even that adds some freshness 🙂

    Did you drill holes in to the bottom of the enamel mugs? I have a couple that I was thinking of using for plants but wasn’t sure if I’d need drainage holes – or if they’re very small plants would I need them?


    • katy
      29th October 2014 / 8:35 am

      Hi Lorna. I didn’t drill holes in the cup as I don’t want to have to put it on a plate. I’ve found that as long as you only water the plant very sparingly, which you should do anyway (I always want to over water my plants and end up water logging them) then it’s fine and doesn’t need draining. For bigger plants that I have outside in recycled containers, like an enamel bred bin, I will always drill holes. Hope that helps! x

  5. 23rd October 2014 / 6:30 pm

    Wohoow, this is such a gorgeous plant shelfie, Katy! Love the String shelves and with such a creative owner, I’m sure it won’t look the same for a very long time: it just asks to be redecorated every day, right? 😉 Thank you for joining us again today!

    • katy
      29th October 2014 / 8:36 am

      So true, Judith! I love your plant shelfie – so beautiful and interesting x

  6. 26th October 2014 / 12:24 pm

    Ommmggg, I have fallen in love with that shelf of yours – need to get something like that asap my walls!! Love your plant shelfie <3

    • katy
      29th October 2014 / 8:37 am

      Thank you, Helen! I will pop over and check yours out too x

  7. 26th October 2014 / 9:03 pm

    Love your plant shelfie…..herbs and succulents, delightful combination!
    And love the pop of red too…..:)

    • katy
      29th October 2014 / 8:39 am

      Thank you so much, Nitasha! 🙂

  8. 3rd November 2014 / 1:58 pm

    So lovely! The green and white mix is one of my favourites.

    • katy
      3rd November 2014 / 2:00 pm

      Thank you so much, Kelly! This colour combo is quite new to me and I do love how fresh it looks so I can understand why it is one of your favourites x

    • katy
      3rd November 2014 / 2:02 pm

      Just popped over to look at your shelfie – gorgeous!!

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