If I look around in my apartment, most of my plants are in terra-cotta pots or other ceramic planters. Glass vessels are rare. That was one of the reasons to declare April the month of ‘Plants & Glass’ for our Urban Jungle Bloggers community. We like to challenge ourselves and the community with new ways of seeing plants, living and styling with them. Another reason was the Danish glassware brand Holmegaard which launched a few new glass vessels for plants and they asked if we’d be interested in styling with their products.
As usual my plant styling had to be a very quick and simple one – no need to say it was last minute too. So I collected various glass vessels I had at home for some of my latest cuttings – a few of them I even snuck out of my office! And the new Gaia glass planter from Holmegaard got to host two plants: first some fresh basil and afterwards my new Tradescantia zebrina better known as Wandering Jew plant.
My little colourful vases and glasses are perfect to keep the cuttings and let them grow roots. I am just a bit concerned about where the heck am I going to plant those new planties and where I’ll put them. Time will tell. In the meantime I got to play with the new and stylish Gaia planter. I love its organic design, it reminds me of an hourglass. The look has a good and very practical reason: it is a self-watering planter. You fill up water in the lower part and a rope and knot connects both parts – in the upper part you can simply plant a green friend.
I tried it first with a basil. I always buy fresh basil at the organic supermarket around the corner but I hardly manage to finish it up before it wilts – despite regular watering. I reckon a self-watering planter would be the perfect solution for fresh kitchen herbs. But I was too impatient to wait (and I almost ate up the basil anyway) so I planted another new plant into the Gaia planter – the little Wandering Jew plant. Now I only hope it will grow happily and start trailing. But again, time will tell.
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Photography by Igor Josifovic
This blog post has been brought to you in collaboration with Holmegaard