Urban-Jungle-Bloggers-Plant-Gang2.2

Yes! to this month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers topic – show your plant gang! Last month I shot a huge collection of my plants on our Ercol dresser and was blown away by how insanely, gobsmackingly beautiful they all looked that I really didn’t need much encouragement to do it again! So here is 80% of my plant collection. I love how versatile an old folding ladder can be for displaying (and…eh hem…curating) meaningful pieces in the home. Amazingly, this set was in the garage when we moved in and I’ve been itching to use them for something. We don’t have room to keep them out permanently (the set-up was done in our dining space) so I enjoyed having an hour or so to play with them. Using a simple white backdrop and natural jute flooring I focused on the shapes and shades coming from the plants and built up.

Urban-Jungle-Bloggers-Plant-Gang1

This Boston fern very nearly didn’t make it so I’m chuffed to see it centre stage, larger than life. Originally I’d bought it for my workspace but as the light in the room is so bright and concentrated it didn’t take long to start showing signs of fading. Needless to say I moved it out quick and relocated it to the porch which has a softer, defused light which it loves. I don’t like to lose. Can you tell?

Urban-Jungle-Bloggers-Plant-Gang3

Mosey loved his temporary jungle.

Urban-Jungle-Bloggers-Plant-Gang6

The Peperomia normally sits on the shelf in my workspace and as I’d hoped has started to trail and soften up some of the lines a little. Trailers are ideal for suspending from the ceiling too. This one is a guaranteed winner if you’ve plenty of light.

Urban-Jungle-Bloggers-Plant-Gang4

This is Marvin (as in Gaye) who I rescued from a shop almost a year ago. He was just 5ft when I brought him home and is pushing 6.5ft now. I love him, such a gentle giant.

Urban-Jungle-Bloggers-Plant-Gang5

And this is Tammi (as in Terrell) who normally sits opposite Marvin either side of the French doors. I like to think they sing ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough‘ but who knows…

Urban-Jungle-Bloggers-Plant-Gang7

Urban Jungle Bloggers is an online community of plant lovers started by Igor Happy Interior Blog and Judith JOELIX, growing and sharing their love of plants one post at a time. Join us!

Photography & Styling ยฉ Tiffany Grant-Rileyย 

16 Comments on Urban Jungle Bloggers / Plant Gang

  1. Igor
    25th May 2015 at 1:32 pm (2 years ago)

    What an incredible plant gang, Tiffany. Now this deserves definitely the term Urban Jungle!! Wow! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Reply
    • tiff
      26th May 2015 at 8:02 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Igor, what an honour ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted to leave it all set up there and pitch a tent! Such a shame to have to put them all back in their places. x

      Reply
  2. Candy Pop
    25th May 2015 at 8:01 pm (2 years ago)

    I adore your styling and I’m very jealous of your cheese plant!

    Reply
    • tiff
      26th May 2015 at 8:01 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you very much, I bought it from a supermarket as a tiny little thing!

      Reply
  3. Sarah-Lou
    25th May 2015 at 9:56 pm (2 years ago)

    er, WOW! So lovely to see them all so beautifully pulled together xxx

    Reply
    • tiff
      26th May 2015 at 8:00 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

      Reply
  4. Judith
    26th May 2015 at 12:52 am (2 years ago)

    Hahahaha I have a few songs stuck in my head now, Tiffany ๐Ÿ˜‰ What an amazing lush plant gang, all gathered in your dining area! Oh and little question: how do you keep Mosey from eating your plants? We have 3 black & white ones like yours and unfortunately they love nibbling on leaves. All leafy plants are now in cat-safe areas, but I wish I could have my fig trees in our living room… Thank you for the beautiful inspiration again, Tiffany!

    Reply
    • tiff
      26th May 2015 at 7:59 pm (2 years ago)

      Hey Judith! Amazingly Moesy doesn’t actually chew any of the plants, the only one he had a penchant for was a small parlour palm (which subsequently died as there was nothing left of it)! I know there are things you can do like adding citrus scents to pots to keep cats away…no idea if they work though? I’m with you on the fiddle leaf! xx

      Reply
  5. Stefania
    26th May 2015 at 12:19 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow, amazed and inspired by your jungle! I especially love your Monstera and the succulents, but they all look great and super green and healthy.
    ๐Ÿ™‚
    Shame you cannot leave the ladder open like that full of green. It’s a lovely jungle

    Reply
    • tiff
      26th May 2015 at 8:03 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Stefania! x

      Reply
  6. Barbara
    27th May 2015 at 2:45 am (2 years ago)

    Absolutely stunning. I’m attracted to big foliage so naturally I love your rubber and cheese plant!

    Reply
    • tiff
      27th May 2015 at 1:15 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Barbara, loving the name of your website, off to check it out!

      Reply
  7. Nitasha
    3rd June 2015 at 12:44 am (2 years ago)

    Hello,
    I love the way you have styled your plant gang and those succulents are gorgeous…..

    Reply
  8. Eve
    8th November 2016 at 4:11 pm (4 months ago)

    Hi, I’m wondering if you could tell me what type of plant Tammi is? I would love to buy one for my own space!

    Thank you!

    Reply
    • tiff
      10th November 2016 at 10:29 am (4 months ago)

      Hi Eve, yes, she’s a Monstera Deliciosa, more commonly known as a Swiss Cheese plant. They love bright light, but not too direct and they are quiet prolific growers once they’re happy. Enjoy plant hunting!

      Reply
  9. Angela
    31st December 2016 at 12:58 pm (2 months ago)

    Le scrivo in italiano e le faccio i miei complimenti per l’ ambientazione.l’ eleganza con la quale le piante sono disposte.bellissimo

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comment *