Another Urban Jungle Bloggers month. Where does the time go?
Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series, devised by Igor and Judith. The idea is to get some green into our homes, especially for us urban folks! Every month they invite bloggers to share ideas for creating an urban jungle through styling challenges, DIYs, green tips and tricks. Every month there is a different theme on the topic. You can follow and get more Urban Jungle Bloggers inspiration on Pinterest and on Facebook.
March’s theme is: ‘Easter styling’…..
….and like the true rebel I am I have completely ignored that. Well, sort of. Instead I’ve created a terrarium and little haven for some of my animal kingdom. Why not, right?
So, a few month ago I asked Angela of the spectacular Botany shop if I can come and make a Terrarium. The day arrived and I was very excited. Always struggling with finding glass containers I wanted to make use of the large jar I bought at Sunbury Antiques Market at Kempton Park a couple of years ago.
Armed with vessel I appeared at the shop.
Start with stones. In this case big stones as my vessel is 38cm high.
Then I was able to choose any succulent I wanted. Here I have to thank Angela s in true Tina style I overdid it. She expertly advised me to plant less so they have space to grow. Much obliged!
Ok, once the dry soil has been laid down you are ready to plant your succulents. I chose 5 different ones that would compliment in colour, size and proportion.
I always knew that I wanted to create a bit more than just a normal terrarium so I rushed to After Noah and got myself this gorgeous giraffe.
When back at home I decided to insert some of my mini animal kingdom so meet baby giraffe.
Can you spot the difference in this next photo? Of course you can. Hello Mr Frog.
And one more, my mini crocodile. Not having yet found the right crystal I opted for a shiny YELLOW (hello Easter) stone I had at home.
Yes, in one of my past lives I made jewellery and bead work as a hobby. I thought this bead necklace I fished out from a drawer was quite the perfect finish to my terrarium. What do you think?
And here you have it. Now where to put it? That’s the challenge. I have really enjoyed making my own Terrarium and want to thank Angela for her generosity and time. If you haven’t yet been to Botany shop, then run. Alternatively Angela has a six weeks pop-up shop in the delightful Toast in Notting Hill.
Because I’m not a complete rebel, say hi to my mini Easter chicks.
I could make Terrariums forever but really dislike photographing them. Looking forward to all the other Urban Jungle Bloggers posts.