This month's Urban Jungle Bloggers topic is a tricky one for me: creative plant pots – how to dress up your plants. It's tricky because I'm such a Betty Basic! I love plain plant pots with basic shapes and one color. Igor and I shared a few of our favorite plant pots on Facebook this past week and it was fun to check out some less ordinary plant pots. The main reason I only use simple planters at home, is that my jungle is always growing. Friends & family offer me new plants, cuttings or seeds and I'm always in lack of more plant pots. So in stead of painting my plant pots, I decided to virtually decorate them to see what it would look like.
My Euphoria plant (which is actually not a cactus but a succulent!) makes me euphoric: I thought he died, but actually he's growing new spikey ears!
As you can see my favorite prickly pear started growing in 3D in stead of 2D so it became too voluminous for our kitchen counter top. But he seems happy in the sun in our cinema room too:
I really really really prefer my plant pots plain & simple, because my plants are the real stars:
As a very subtle decoration I like to add shells from the beach (or other small objects, like Lego figures and baby succulents) to the little pebbles:
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24 thoughts on “Urban Jungle Bloggers #10”
I also love basic pots so succulents and plants are valued, and love all your cacti and succulents! Today I'm with UBJ sharing my diy pot, very happy!
Merci! Such a clever idea with the ladl plant holder, Lallabel! And good to know I'm not the only one liking basic plant pots ;)
Oh I love all of these, Judith!! And what a fun idea to digitally decorate them and see what works best!! Great idea indeed!!
Hahaha I just had to make it a little bit more fun than my basic plant pots. But with the number of plants here at home, decorating all of them would turn it into a circus ;) Happy for another nice edition of UJB! Yayy!
Hi Judith, I know what you mean, white has its unbeatable charme. Love dots and stripes too, though :-)
Oh those plants in a line near the window! love that picture.
Merci Stefania! Very glad to know I'm not the only one who loves white plant pots :) (polkadots & stripes are cool to hihi!). And thanks for sharing your friend's raku vessels! xx
I can't help but start off every comment on your blog with WOW! I love everything you've created here, Judith. I love all the light that comes into your house…it's beautiful and clear, just what succulents love! Thank you for sharing your plants with us :) Jocelyn xx
Awww, you're toooooo kind, Jocelyn! The sun does all the work ;) And makes it unbearable hot in the summer too (without opening windows). Hope you are well & enjoying Hamburg & Austria. Bisous!
I love yellow
Thanks for beautiful Gif!!!!:D
You're very welcome, Wanesia! Me too, I love yellow :)
Oh Judith I like your animation, made me immediately smile
Ohhh, very happy it made you smile, Nina! Hope you and Friedrich are well! xx
Hahaha. Love the fact you're a Betty Basic…. I can see why. You do have a jungle at home, but…….
No, seriously, great gif as always…. just makes me smile!
Hihi yeah I'm not a very consistent Betty Basic ;) Very glad I made you smile, Tina! Have a great week!
What a fantastic idea! Very creative, as always, Judith! I was hoping to take part this month, but I just couldn't fit it in unfortunately. Hopefully next month! xx
Thanks a lot Hollie! Looking forward to next month already ;)
I'm with you. yeah to basics!
Hurray for Betty Basics! ;)
I love the basic ones as well but sometimes I like to step up, too :) the idea of decorating them virtually is just awesome, i love the GIF! And of course I join you with a snapshot:
Hihi, I think I have to step it up a little bit too! Thanks for sharing your cute syrup plant pot with us, Julia. So British! xx
Wow! The gif ist great :-DD!
And how I love the shells on the little rocks!
Maybe I won´t manage it this month with UJB, actually I´ve shown all my creative plant pots in my Aprilpost ;-)
Liebe Grüße Barbara
Thanks Barbara! Oh don't worry, feel free to join whenever you feel like it :) Looking forward to your next participation already, they are gorgeous! bises from France :)
Oh I love what you did with your “Betty Basic” pots Judith, such an inventive idea. Sometimes less is more and your plants stand out so nicely against the those pots. xD
Thanks Doris! Betty Basic is alright, but sometimes I should get out of my comfort zone and spice things up a little ;) Urban Jungle Bloggers to the rescue, so much fun to check out some more creative ideas!