Plant shelfie 2 | Urban Jungle Bloggers

UJB shelfie main 600I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since the last Urban Jungle Blogger’s plant shelfie. Back then I shared pictures of some colourful geraniums and DIY plant pots on our kitchen shelves but this year the colours are a lot more pared-back. This seems to be an approach that’s reflected all around our home at the moment, as I move away from lots of bright colours, favouring more muted tones of off-white and sand against a bright white backdrop, with hits of dark, dramatic shades such as black or deep blue.

And then of course there are the vibrant greens that the houseplants all over the house bring. They add warmth and life to the softer colour palette. I had fun re-styling my office shelves at the weekend to include a few of my favourite plants. Both the bowls are new additions that I picked up on our recent trip to France – the earthy one was from a junk shop, and the black and white one came from a little gem of a shop we came across in a town called Douvres-la-Delivrande. I’m as good with plant names as I am with people’s (ie. utterly useless), so I’m afraid I can’t tell you what any of these are called – please do feel free to let me know in the comments below if you have a better knowledge than me.

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  1. November 10, 2015 / 10:18 pm

    I think it’s aloe brevifolia and pachyphytum oviferum.

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