The expression green with envy must have been invented after someone had spotted a green garden and turned all envious for not having one himself. Other than that I could not understand the concept of this expression. Now since envy is not something we would like to grow in the bloggersphere, we - that is my fellow Urban Jungle Bloggers Judith, Jocelyn, and I - have decided to inspire you once a month to create your very own green urban space. A little green nook in your downtown apartment, a lush green balcony or a tiny city garden - you name it! Urban dwelling and green living have never been so close as today.
With today's post we would like to kick-off our green blogger mission by sharing our own green spaces. All three of us live in three different countries and in three different places location-, style-, and size-wise. All three posts are here to show you that it doesn't take much space, time or effort to grow a green oasis in your home.
My own green corner is tiny as is my rooftop apartment. But trust me, even 32 square meters are sufficient for a little urban garden. If you happen to live in a rooftop apartment too, I suggest you focus on cacti and succulents and other somewhat resistant greenies as it tends to get pretty hot up here in summer. I have a small assortment of green buddies including two cacti, an aloe vera plant, a money tree, a Chines money plant, a monstera, a palm tree, hanging rosemary, and a Sansevieria cylindrica or African Spear. Oh, and a blooming orchid in my bedroom. All easy to care for and all very sculptural and decorative! Not to mention healthy for my indoor climate.
How about you? Do you have any green plants in your home? What's your stance on botanicals indoors? Join our urban jungle bloggers fun and become one of us. Cherish nature in your home and make your happy living a healthy one, too!
Happy green blogging!
Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series by 3 bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blog), Jocelyn (The Little Room of Style) and Judith (JOELIX.com). Every month we share ideas to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, DIYs and green tips & tricks. You can find additional inspiration on our Urban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest board. Want to join? Use #urbanjungle on Twitter and Instagram. Or let us know and we'll share the badge and upcoming topics with you. Let's bring some green into your homes and blogs!
Photography by Igor Josifovic