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Urbanjunglebloggers – Make Your Plant Pop!

June 25, 2015

Today features another Urban Jungle Bloggers edition, the last one before the summer break.

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 their Pinterest boards and Facebook page.

June’s theme is: ‘plant color pop’….. make your plant pop!

Back to basics. I’ve used Magda, the Hydrangea I bought in February 2014 (for my 1st Urban Jungle Bloggers post). She lasted for a long time.

 urbanjunglebloggers – make your plant pop!

Then in October 2014 she started growing new flowers again (see here below).

 urbanjunglebloggers – make your plant pop!

This is the here and now! June 2015. Showing off Magda with her latest growth popping against colour!

 urbanjunglebloggers – make your plant pop!
Photographed on the roof terrace against glossy red card!

 urbanjunglebloggers – make your plant pop!
Photographed on the roof terrace against glossy yellow card!

 urbanjunglebloggers – make your plant pop!
Photographed inside my flat against hot pink shutters.

This is a piece of art/collage I made a few years ago. I had it flat printed on a jet printer at an approx. size of 2M x 1.5M. I thought it would be fun to take the popping against colour a step further so hung it up on my roof terrace. This is only a section of it. Staying with the flowers/plant theme.

 urbanjunglebloggers – make your plant pop!

 urbanjunglebloggers – make your plant pop!
Spot Magda!

 urbanjunglebloggers – make your plant pop!
This gives you a better idea of size!

As always, it was great fun putting this post together. Colour popping is right up my street:-) I look forward to checking out some of the other entries in this lovely community. There’s a well deserved summer break for Igor and Judith and the Urban Jungle Bloggers crew is back in September, one of my favourite month.


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  • Reply Igor June 25, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Well hello there colourful life!! This is so you and I love how you embraced all the vibrancy of the colours surrounding you! Fabulous, cheerful and super ready for summer! Thank you for joining us again my friend.

    • Reply tina June 26, 2015 at 10:02 am

      Hello there!

      Ha. Couldn’t miss out on a #plantcolorpop one, could I?
      Thank you…. here’s to summer….

  • Reply Judith June 25, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Oh hiiiii Magda! So happy to see you again! You pop so nice against the colorful backdrops. Looks like you took great care of Magda, Tina! And looooove the colorful backgrounds you chose! Is your artwork always exposed on your rooftop terrace? Or did you just use it for #plantcolorpop ?

    • Reply tina June 26, 2015 at 10:06 am

      I LOVE Magda. Think she’s special because a) she was the first plant I bought for my first UJB post and b) she comes from the übercool Petersham nurseries:-)
      I’m hoping she will bloom again as beautiful as before.

      Ha…thank you and no, I have a completely exposed roof terrace so couldn’t expose anything that doesn’t want to be hit by sun or rain:-)
      This art piece is rolled up and stored but I’ve been thinking about cutting it into small pieces to use and upcycle. Glad I was able to hang it out for this UJB post:-)

  • Reply Yvonne June 25, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    For some reason I just knew you were going to go for red 😉 Oh Magda, you go girl!

    • Reply tina June 26, 2015 at 10:07 am

      Hahah… and pink…. and yellow… and…..
      Thanks Yvonne x

  • Reply julia I mintlametta June 25, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    yeah! real color pop! my favorite one is the one in front of the red background – su much color, so much fun – all the best, julia

    • Reply tina June 26, 2015 at 10:08 am

      Hello Julia and thank you. Yes, the red is really nice and vibrant and I like it too:-)

  • Reply Mel June 27, 2015 at 2:38 am

    It’s almost like this theme was made for you Tina! I’m so impressed with your hydrangea and I’m inspired to have some potted for myself. Fantastic mural too my dear, love seeing more of your art. M xx

    • Reply tina June 29, 2015 at 10:11 am

      Haha, that’s exactly what I thought:-))

      Thank you. I try and take good care of Magda LOL
      Aww, thanks lovely xx

  • Reply Mon@secretgardenhome June 27, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Hi Tina,

    Loving your pictures. Red and pink are my favourite. Magda is so photogenic;))

    I’ve done my entry this morning.

    What a gorgeous weekend! Have a good one.


    • Reply tina June 29, 2015 at 10:13 am

      Thank you Mon. Magda is quite photogenic, isn’t she?

      Glad you joined in this month.
      It’s going to be a scorcher this week. Enjoy x

  • Reply Angela - designhaus no.9 June 27, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Tina, I love your collage. Can we see more of it! Wish you a wonderful weekend.

    • Reply tina June 29, 2015 at 10:15 am

      Thank you Angel:-)
      It’s too big to photograph!

      Hope all is well…..

  • Reply Anya Jensen June 29, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Love all your plants and their cute names 🙂
    Have a fab week Tina,

    • Reply tina June 29, 2015 at 10:16 am

      Thank you lovely!!!

      Hope the weather in Denmark is as beautiful as it’s here xxx

  • Reply Erin June 29, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Love this post!! Such a unique twist on a basic flower arrangement and garden appearance. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Reply Holly July 13, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Magda is swell! But look at that PRINT of yours! very awesome 🙂


    • Reply tina July 15, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      Ha. That print has been haunting me for a long time. I do like it but want to chop it up in small bits to re-use.
      Like that I got the chance to hang it out though… xxxx

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