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
Love your gathering of glasses for rooting and the Gaia looks brilliant! I am with you on the basil – ours always wilts too!
Ah good to know I am not alone with my basil drama:-) And thank you for joining in this month again!!!
I love the Gaia Planter! Awesome to have the roots showing and it still be wick watered.
I agree Lisa! It is good looking and smart at the same time! Good combination:-)
Hi Igor – I love all your colorful glasses! The blue shade is lovely.
That new glass vessel is genius! It’s so functional with the self watering feature yet so pretty to look at! Win-win!
Thanks a lot Vin!! Glad you like it as much as I do!
deine Arrangements sind so so so hübsch, spannend und abwechslungsreich!
Mag ich sehr 🙂
Besonders auch die Kombination der verschiedenfarbigen Glasgefäße.
Danke Dir Julia!!
der Gaia Planter ist ja toll, mir gefällt diese gefrostete Optik total gut! Viele liebe Grüße Julia
Danke Dir Julia!! Ja ich mag den Look von transparentem und mattem Glas zusammen! Und super praktisch mit der Selbstbewässerung!
Ein wunderschönes transparentes Zusammenspiel. Besonders mag ich die Kombi aus so unterschiedlichen Farben, Formen und Oberflächen. Liebe Grüße aus dem Norden, Ulli
Danke Dir Ulli! Gruß aus dem recht kühlen Süden!
Your colorful glasses are so nice, Igor! Such a cool twist! Also loooooove your Oxalis! Once mine will be bigger I’ll definitely try growing new offspring in a glass 😉 I’m sure your wandering jew will grow like crazy in the Gaia glass, it’s a magic hourglass! And huuuuhhhuhhhh sneaking plants from the office (^‿^)
Thank you Judith!! Yeah it was the perfect moment to put those colourful glass vases in action! I’ve had them for quite a while because I like their shapes, hues and how delicate they are – they are light like air! And the Wandering Jew is already thriving in the Gaia planter – quite amazing! Everyday it gets bigger! Regarding Oxalis: Do it, it is so easy to grow new ones from a single stem!
Awesome. Love your plant styling…
A very fine idea, to give the plants in colorful glasses, very nice, light and elegant for every room!
And the plant styling and arrangement is perfect. Kind regards, Karla
Love the Gaia planter. I made a simple one for my daughter from a plastic bottle but it used to suck up too much water and turned the mud green! I think maybe my string was too fat.
I always use filtered water to avoid any appearance of any ugly particles in the water. And you are right, it shouldn’t suck up too much water unless it is a plant that loves to be sitting in very wet soil like Papyrus.