From the founder of botanical styling company geo-fleur, Sophie Lee comes Living with Plants: A Guide to Indoor Gardening. Complete with rose gold foiling on the cover, clever how-tos and page upon page of leafy greens – what’s not to love?
We’ve gathered three of our favourite ideas to help turn your home into a veritable jungle: no green thumb required.
1. CREATE A HANGING JUNGLE
If you’re short on shelf or floor space, try hanging plants from picture rails, window frames and sturdy hooks. Create a real feature by suspending your pots from strips of old leather, woven lengths of twine and metallic wire while choosing trailing plants such as ferns which will cascade beautifully as they grow.
2. PLANT A MINIATURE GARDEN
Geometric glass containers, apothecary jars and fishbowls all make beautiful open terrariums. Plant a miniature garden of desert plants like cacti or succulents, remembering to treat your terrarium to bright light and a weekly misting. Reach for the kitchen tongs when re-potting each cactus to avoid any prickles too!
3. POT HERBS IN VINTAGE TINS
Source vintage tins online or give your own store cupboard stock a good wash out before filling with compost. Pick up a selection of herbs – basil, rosemary and thyme all work really well here – and gently remove the majority of the soil. Rehome your herbs in the tins and carefully top with more compost. To help keep yours happy, make sure the topsoil stays moist and lightly mist with water if they become dry.
Images: Leonie Freeman