Urban Jungle Bloggers: Green Windowsill

24 April 2014 0


April is the month to get my windowsill green! Even though it was a pretty typical April up to now with literally everything – sun, rain, snow, mild weather, cold weather – it is still a good moment to add some greens to the windowsill. And the moment could not be better: A few weeks ago I got myself a little greenhouse and I couldn’t wait to build it up and fill it with green life!

I only have two windowsills in my apartment but they are deep enough to place my new greenhouse. I was pondering what to place into the greenhouse and to be frank, I am still changing and exchanging its content. You can see that I added some cacti, then I added my new little mouse planter with succulents. But one component will remain inside: My recently planted herbsI bought some little herb pots with soil and seeds and planted a pot of parsley, lemon balm and oregano. I was a bit suspicious when I bought those little pre-packed pots but now after just a few days I can see the first seeds sprout. I am optimistic again! 

Buying the little greenhouse was a great decision by the way. I really like its simple and unpretentious look. Depending on the weather and light conditions, I either keep it entirely closed or open one roof wing for ventilation. With the approaching hotter season I plan to add more plants in it and create a little thriving green chamber – let’s see how it will work out.

I must say that adding more green to my windowsill was a fabulous idea – especially since I am living in a small downtown apartment without a balcony. The green windowsill is a little dash of nature that seems to sit right at the connecting point between the indoors and outdoors. The only thing I realized after taking all these pics? I so need to clean my windows – but that is an entirely different story. 

How about you – do you have a green windowsill or balcony? If so, join us Urban Jungle Bloggers – you can sign up HERE!

Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series initiated by 2 bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blogand Judith (JOELIX.com). Every month we share ideas to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, DIYs and green tips & tricks. You can find additional inspiration on our Urban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest board and keep up-to-date on our Facebook page. Want to join? Use #urbanjunglebloggers on Twitter and Instagram. Or let us know and we’ll share the badge and upcoming topics with you. Let’s bring some green into your homes and blogs!


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  • Reply Geraldine@littlebigbell 24 April 2014 at 08:28

    Such a cute greenhouse. Happy growing and thanks for asking me to do an #urbanjunglebloggers post! Have a lovely day Igor! x

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 24 April 2014 at 08:51

      Thank you Geraldine & happy you are part of our growing green family!

  • Reply Judith 24 April 2014 at 08:31

    This looks great, Igor! I think your herbs will sprout like crazy in your little greenhouse πŸ˜‰ When you told me about the greenhouse a few weeks ago I thought you’d have bought the new Ikea PS one with the little details etc. and wondered how that would fit into your interior… but I’m reassured now πŸ˜‰ And speaking about clean windows… same story here πŸ˜‰ but first: more window sill & balcony UJB fun today!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 24 April 2014 at 08:50

      Haha, no way, I would have never bought the new greenhouse model because it is way too playful and ‘romantic’ for my interior taste:-) I really like this simple version! Happy green UJB fun today!

    • Reply Julia / junifaden 24 April 2014 at 10:13

      haha now i see you already know about the newer model πŸ˜‰

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 24 April 2014 at 10:20

      Yes:-) I saw it in their new collection but it is not my preferred design. I love the old version, it is more me:-)

    • Reply Judith 24 April 2014 at 23:10

      Exactly, my thoughts exactly!

  • Reply Filipek 70 24 April 2014 at 08:41

    oh, now I can see :)))))) You really need it ! I thought it would be perfect for romantic interiors ,and voila …It looks great at your place:))) more …I catch the idea :)))) I have great lantern almost like your greenhouse …I put there seeds of herbs too !!!!!greetings!!!!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 24 April 2014 at 08:50

      Thank you! You should get the greenhouse, it is really cool to plant herbs inside and they sprout super quickly!

  • Reply tina @ colourliving 24 April 2014 at 09:00

    How gorgeous and charming!!!! LOVE your greenhouse. It’s perfect as it allows the inside to shine. Well chosen.

    Your mouse is gorgeous and I LOVE your herb pots. It is very hit and miss (I have it on good authority) but as I said in my post, don’t let that put you off….. perservere!

    Please don’t tlak about washing windows. Mine are embarrassingly filthy (making mental note) and thank you for allowing me to participate although I have a roof terrace and NO windowsill or balcony! :-))

    Gorgeous post and gorgeous photographs!!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 24 April 2014 at 09:25

      Thank you so much, Tina, and thanks for joining us too! Your roof terrace looks amazing – one day we must have a relaxed ‘green chat’ up there:-) I am curious about my herbs. However, I have a little time issue as I am off on vacation as of Friday and I still have to come up with an idea how to water them during my absence. Now that calls for creativity!

  • Reply Yvonne 24 April 2014 at 09:33

    Your green house looks amazing! It has been on my wish list for a while. Oh and that mouse planter… Love. It.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 24 April 2014 at 10:20

      Oh you should get it Yvonne! It is so cheap and yet so wonderful!

  • Reply caroline @trend-daily 24 April 2014 at 09:37

    What a gorgeous mini greenhose Igor and the perfect solution for un urban dwelling-love it! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 24 April 2014 at 10:20

      Thank you and yes, the mini greenhouse is just perfect for mini urban dwellings:-)

  • Reply Julia / junifaden 24 April 2014 at 10:11

    oh my that mouse-planter is so cute! <3 i like how we have the same greenhouse, i just painted mine a few weeks ago… did you see that the new ikea ps collection has another one? it’s so pretty i hope i can get my hands on it soon πŸ˜‰ here’s my contribution:
    greetings julia

  • Reply CappelloABombetta 24 April 2014 at 10:24

    I love all of it! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Samantha Stansbridge 24 April 2014 at 11:04

    Love the little green house, can I ask, where is it from please.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 24 April 2014 at 11:16

      Hi Samantha, sure! It is from Ikea and super cheap:-)

  • Reply Lisa Hjalt 24 April 2014 at 14:25

    Igor, you are a genius in making the most of your space, that greenhouse is a brilliant idea!

  • Reply Sarah @ Mocha 24 April 2014 at 17:14

    The greenhouse is such an inspired idea! And I love your new little herb additions πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ramie 24 April 2014 at 17:18

    I am absolutely in love with the fox planter! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Jocelyn Casey 24 April 2014 at 18:55

    I am in love with your window sill! As always, you create such simple and beautiful scenes in your cozy apartment. This is a wonderful edition of UJB! So glad to see so many peeps sharing their “growth”. Big hugs from sunny AZ! xoxo

  • Reply Emily 24 April 2014 at 19:54

    I love your greenhouse and I’m going to have to return to west elm soon to pick up one of those cute little animal planters. I was so tempted to get one, resisted and now you’ve tempted me again! πŸ˜‰ x

  • Reply The confetti option 24 April 2014 at 20:00

    I like the greenhouse but I love the mouseplanter! Good luck with your herbseedlings!

  • Reply mel 24 April 2014 at 21:00

    Igor that is one lovely windowsill and that greenhouse is the coolest! Love the concept of purchasing a pot of soil with the seeds, I’ve always bought the seedlings and gone from then but I could imagine starting with the seeds would be much more rewarding. Mel xx

  • Reply Ana Kamin 24 April 2014 at 22:49

    Oh i didn’t make in time for this chellange. I hope maybe to share something next week. So sad. I love the small green house. Maybe I should buy something similar as I don’t really have a window sill or balcony.

  • Reply Anni 25 April 2014 at 07:21

    Der Igel ist ja wohl der Wahnsinn! Den fänd ich auch super.
    Meine Kräuter sind schon erntereif – aber ich hab ja auch geschummelt und gleich im Topf gekauft… πŸ˜‰
    Ich freu mich sehr, dieses Mal auch dabei zu sein. Tolle Aktion!


    Herzliche Grüße

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 25 April 2014 at 11:32

      Sehr toll Anni, ich bin ein bisschen verliebt in deine Kräuter:-) Danke fürs Mitmachen!!

  • Reply s t E f a N i a 25 April 2014 at 07:22

    Hi Igor, love this greenhouse and would like to buy one soon. I do not have a window sill -sadly- but I was planning to hang it maybe on the wall under the window. who knows.
    I made it too this month, I enjoy so much taking part πŸ™‚ thanks for your great idea

  • Reply jillianinitaly.com 25 April 2014 at 10:20

    Love that mini greenhouse. It would be a great way to grow fresh herbs all winter and keep the house “alive and green”. And I think a windowsill full of those mice planters would be pretty neat as well (is it a mouse, right?). Greetings from Italy!

  • Reply Emelie @florainspiro 25 April 2014 at 11:33

    Lovely little green house you have! I better try to get something similar next year πŸ˜‰
    Have a nice weekend! xx

  • Reply Pliszka 25 April 2014 at 20:12

    I try to do the same but only basil stay alive… so I’ll try again πŸ™‚ Greetings from Poland

  • Reply Doris 26 April 2014 at 05:51

    Igor, this is such a cute Greenhouse! I’m glad to see that you are growing herbs, because you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labour in your salads later in the summer! Such a great idea for an apartment.xD

  • Reply Aasif Interior Designer 27 April 2014 at 05:23

    Green Interior House with Igor, Yep!!
    Igor really it must be with us because Interior designer must need these types of herbs in their life and its in your house really awesome…Really Nice one Igor

  • Reply Redhead & Yarn 27 April 2014 at 11:38

    Das Gewächshaus habe ich auch und es wird geliebt. Eine gute Idee für das Fensterbrett!

    Mein Beitrag zur Aktion : http://redheadandyarn.blogspot.de/2014/04/kommt-mit-auf-meinen-balkon.html

  • Reply Wallboss stickers 1 May 2014 at 02:12

    Cut and fun green house! I thought the animal planter was a hedgehog at first aha, looks great!

  • Reply Antonella Piemonte 6 May 2014 at 14:14

    Hello! I’m your follower #800! ^_^ I love your blog!

  • Reply Arlin@HouseCleaningServicesBlog 12 May 2014 at 13:46

    That’s a great idea! That little greenhouse looks fantastic. It’s always nice to have something green at home. I personally grow succulents in my apartment. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Liss H 8 June 2014 at 09:41

    I love your little green house! great idea πŸ™‚ Can I ask where you got your mouse plantar from?

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 8 June 2014 at 12:21

      Hi Liss! Thank you very much! The little mouse planter (actually I learned it’s a hedgehog LOL) is from WestElm! They have lovely little animal planters in their stores!

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