It's been a little while since I joined in with an Urban Jungle Bloggers project (see my other contributions here and here) but I'm thrilled to finally be able to get back to it! I always so love seeing what other people do, and when I saw that this month's prompt was 'plants and flowers' I knew I couldn't resist. While plants are a little new to me (I'm still working out how to keep them alive), I've long loved cut flowers. Whether a gift from a friend or loved one, they are always guaranteed to bring a smile to my face. I adore the way cut flowers bring a space to life, with their seasonal hues and scents. I have my favourites - hydrangea, ranunculus, wax flower and peonies. Always peonies. Come autumn/winter I do struggle as I'm not a huge fan of traditionally autumnal tones. So these soft pink lisianthus are ideal, plus they're quite long lasting, so they will be cheering up our sitting room for many more days to come.
For my plant contribution I had to include my favourite spider plant, grown from a cutting I was given by a lovely friend. To be honest, I'm surprised it's flourishing as I knocked it a fair bit transporting it home in my bag on the tube (oh, London) but now it seems to be sprouting its own spider plant babies. I'm super in love with the home of my spider plant, too. Mr Parsons was found at a charity store for the bargain price of £1. I like his non-plussed 'I'm not impressed' face. I also chose to include the sweet succulent I was given for my birthday. The concrete pot it sits in also adds some nice texture to the fireplace, and keeps the scene from being too twee.
Here's a little look at the scene from further out. While I didn't have too long to spend styling and picking items, it seems that I subconsciously echoed my soft pink throughout - from the art on the wall, to the flowers to the art in the fireplace. The green, pink and white hues make me feel happy and look so cheerful when the sun shines into the sitting room.