As with many things one discovers on the internet I can't quite remember how I stumbled upon the Urban Jungle Bloggers. The founders (Igor and Judith) say: "We are bloggers, we are friends and we love greens in interiors and around us. Our mutual passion for plants has resulted in our project called Urban Jungle Bloggers"...(UJB) is all about living with plants – in your home, in other interiors, in public spaces. We want to highlight the beauty and benefits of houseplants and other greeneries in urban spaces. Living with plants is not merely about styling and decorating. Houseplants have beneficial effects on our living environment and make our lives better, healthier and more beautiful. It is our mission here on Urban Jungle Bloggers to share this love for plants with other like-minded bloggers"
If you sign up to be an Urban Jungle Blogger you get a monthly newsletter with their selected topic (this month = #plantgang). You then create a blog post on that topic and link to them, they'll link to you and all that standard fun internet meme business. They also encourage you to get creative and add your own personal touch. Which I'm doing since I am not posting about houseplants but rather my patio plants. I had just finished "styling" (their word and it works - I like it better than "arranging") my containers for the beginning of patio season and remembered their topic for May is "Show your Plant Gang" - so I am!
I love this group...
This group feels a little awkward.
The huge Grevillea 'Peaches and Cream' looms large over everything else.
Once all those buds open though, well, it will be the star.
I still can't quite believe I scored that huge Agave victoriae-reginae last summer...
Agave lophantha 'Splendida' gets the funnel treatment this year.
Please ignore the empty pond tank. It's been growing ugly red algae and was undergoing a clean when I shot these photos.
A smaller group...
I have plans to dig out some of that green sedum to the left of the in-ground Agave bracteosa, build up the soil with gravel and rocks, and then plant more Agaves in the ground (more Agaves!)...
Which is why this group is pathetically bunched away from the wall, I'm giving myself room to work before I place them.
This group didn't photograph well, it's better in person!
And this one too. I need to do a little more styling before I can feel 100% about it. Buying something to go in the large orange container at the back will help.
Finally, the driveway veggie garden, sort of. The tank on the right is full of the Agaves (and other succulents) that will be going in the ground, the tank on the left is really pushing out sugar snap peas but soon I'll be ripping those out and planting tomatoes (tomatoes and basil = summer!).
Take a moment and check out the other #plantgang links on the Urban Jungle Blog...
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