Thursday, February 26, 2015

Urban Jungle Bloggers: Hanging Planters


Green love is in the air! I can feel it, I can see it! It is end of February and spring is approaching - slowly but surely. This month's Urban Jungle Bloggers theme encouraged me to create a tiny hanging garden in my minuscule apartment. Luckily I live in a rooftop apartment with pitched roof areas serving as the perfect basis for some hanging planters and floating plants. As I opted for a hanging garden above my bed, I had to make sure I also create a good energy vibe. But let's start from the beginning.


Maybe some of you remember my Urban Jungle Bloggers post a few months ago when we shared our green and cosy bedrooms. I had hung my little hanging planter with an airplant for the first time then and this served as a starting point for this hanging garden. I am no DIY-er so I had to come up with another idea and I wanted to only use things I have at home. Luckily, I had three hanging planters and adequate plants to go with. Even though one of the hanging planters is a handmade piece from my beloved London based Atelier Stella (the cute face), I felt this is not enough. This isn't it.



That's how I started to think about good vibes, good energy and the plant's ability to purify the air. If my hanging plants purify the air in my bedroom, then I need something more to purify the energy and disperse good vibes. I had not to look far: I brought two handful of quartz crystals from my last US trip and I had a Greek 'Evil Eye' that serves as a talisman and protects from any kind of evil. I got it from a hotel manager in Athens a few years ago. I knew instantly: I have everything to create a very good atmosphere in my home!


The rest is as pragmatic as hammering nails into the wall. One, two, three - after six nails I was ready to hang everything, arrange and rearrange and voilà, here it is: my little hanging boho garden with good plants and good energy. Spring can come - I am ready. Just a few more breaths of fresh, purified air and a few rays of good energy from my crystals. Let's rock'n'roll!

Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series initiated by 2 bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blogand 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 and keep up-to-date on our website and Facebook page. Want to join? Use #urbanjunglebloggers 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

28 comments :

  1. You're right, spring can come now with all those good vibes around! And while we wait for sunshine and new growth from our plants (really I can't wait!!!) I'm sure you'll have sweet dreams under your hanging garden :) Who would have thought, the 3 planters look really cute together! Hurray for another fun edition of UJB!

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    1. Thank you Judith! I am pretty sure the good energy of the crystals will make me come up with a good new Urban Jungle Bloggers topic for the future :-)

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  2. Definitely my favorite! I love your hanging planters, and the crystals! Oh wouldn't they look good hanging from Equilateral Nails? ;) As we're trying to sell our home, I won't be attempting this myself right now, but in the future bedroom: yes!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Yvonne! Yeah this crystal idea came just like this - but I love the little bling factor and when the sun shines, the crystals disperse the rays throughout the room. Plus hello, good energy, right?!

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  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE - so lovely and with those crystals it's the perfect sleeping under the stars:-))

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    1. Thank you very much, Tina!! And I have the dear memory that it was you who managed to get hold of that cute Atelier Stella hanging planter in London:-)

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  4. I live with plants, and a cat, both essential to my wellbeing, oh I forgot the boyfriend, he is essential too!

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    1. Well you see, this is a great idea for plant lovers with cats. This way the cat won't get to nibble on the plants:-)

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  5. What a beautiful sight to wake up to! Greenery and shimmering crystals - it can't help but give you an energising start the day. And what a great idea to have some hanging planters in the bedroom where space is often so limited.

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    1. I would only add that in my apartment space is limited everywhere:-)

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  6. I love plants as well, but you know what my main problem is: I start with a little pot of hanging plants and after re-potting them every year one in bigger pots, there is no way to lift them up alone anymore.... So they have to leave their airy environment and stay now as "normal" down-to-earth plants.... somehow a little bit sad.....

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    1. True - but you can always update your hanging planters with new baby plants. Let the jungle grow, Judy:-)

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  7. I love the addition of the crystals, how magical! My friends were laughing at me when I said they were supposed to cleanse them and then moon bathe them to renew their energy ;)

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    1. I know it sounds like the next thing you will be up to is to look into a giant glass ball and predict if there's gonna be six more weeks of winter. But hey, if they promise to cleanse the energy, let's give them a chance! :-)

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  8. yeah you took it a step further and i can almost feel the vibes :) great idea, greetings julia

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    1. Thanks Julia! I wanted something simple and adequate for the bedroom:-)

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  9. It looks like a little zen garden: relaxed and peaceful. Perfect for a bedroom setting!

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  10. oh this Looks SO nice !!!
    greetings
    Daniella

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  11. Awesome Igor! The Turkish have the same evil eye custom too that looks exactly the same - must be 'thing' in those areas ;)

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    1. Thank you very much, Helen. Yes I know that the 'Evil Eye' exists in Turkey too. Seems like they need lots of protection down there:-)

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  12. so sweet this hanging garden! Good job Igor, so nice for the eyes to look at these, and your bedroom feels nice and calm, and yes, full of god vibes :)

    Xx.

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    1. Thank you Holly! Well it is always my goal to create a serene bedroom space and this new hanging garden has a sort of 'zen effect' on it too:-)

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  13. Here's to good vibes! The crystals are a fab idea. Love your airplant too x

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  14. Τι ωραια ιδέα... και το ματάκι απο δίπλα ;)

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