Kitchen plant shelfie | Urban Jungle Bloggers

Urban jungle bloggers kitchen shelfie | Growing SpacesBetter late than never with my Urban Jungle Bloggers post for Igor and Judith this month. The theme was ‘My Plant Shelfie’ and I’ve chosen to share the open shelving in our kitchen. We bought these shelves years ago on eBay. They’ve since been used in almost every room in the house but are currently offering us a great storage space on the kitchen wall for all my jars of ingredients. Every so often I toy with the idea of painting them, but I quite like having some natural wood next to the white gloss kitchen and dining table, plus I can’t face taking them off the wall and actually getting the job done.

I have mixed feelings about geraniums. The smell reminds me strongly of my grandmother’s house (she always had pots of them around), which I like, but then my mum brought all her geraniums in from the garden every winter – a load of them always got stored in my bedroom and their scent was really overpowering. Not so good.

I can’t remember the name of the plant in the white pot, but it was given to us by my lovely mother-in-law who despaired of my inability to keep houseplants alive! I am proud to say that this plant has been happy in our kitchen for over a year – I think it’s proof of my budding green-fingeredness. Sadly, I don’t have as much luck with herbs – the parsley and mint in these DIY planters (spray-painted tin cans) are already starting to look sad after only a couple of weeks. But I do love fresh herbs, so I’m determined to keep trying to grow them at home.

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  1. November 7, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    A wonderful kitchen plant shelfie, Heather! Thank you for joining us again!!!

  2. November 7, 2014 / 7:58 pm

    Love this, Heather. Is it a pilea in the white pot? I agree about the natural wood with a white kitchen – looks lovely with the green additions xx

  3. November 8, 2014 / 12:40 pm

    Hurray for keeping plants alive! Of course you can do it! The pilea looks really good and I love those bright colors of the geraniums. Makes for a nice plant shelfie, Heather! Thanks for playing along again and enjoy the weekend!

    • Heather Young November 10, 2014 / 10:22 am

      My confidence is definitely growing Judith, and all the other UJB posts constantly inspire me to introduce more and more houseplants to our home.

  4. November 17, 2014 / 11:57 am

    I love this. I really want to get some houseplants, I have herbs on my kitchen windowsill but would like to get some more in. I think they really make a room look lovely.

  5. February 5, 2015 / 2:35 pm

    Lovely photos! I love my plants, they stay in the kitchen right next to the window! They make the atmosphere really nice! Thumbs up for the house plants!Storage Pentonville Ltd.

    • Heather Young February 11, 2015 / 9:16 am

      I have a growing collection on the kitchen window ledge too!

  6. February 12, 2015 / 2:25 pm

    It is lovely to have plants in the kitchen! I have few and I love them really much! x

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