Kitchen Greens #UrbanJungleBloggers

Kitchen Greens #UrbanJungleBloggers

Kitchen Greens #UrbanJungleBloggers

I have decided to join a group of bloggers called the Urban Jungle Bloggers. Once a month, they gives us a topic to write about and this month kitchen greens is the topic. The founders of this group are Judith (Joelix.com) and Igor (happyinteriorblog.com).

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One place in my house that my husband particularly complains about is my kitchen counters. They are covered with plants…..covered! I have 3 18″ fluorescent light fixtures mounted under the top cupboards and use plant and aquarium light bulbs in them. The plants love it!

Corner of the counter covered with plants and "stuff".

Corner of the counter covered with plants and “stuff”.

I really like the Campo de’ Fiori cloches. One is protecting a start of an oak leaf creeping fig (Ficus quercifolia). The large one is protecting a fern I bought at Kingwood Center in Ohio. It was unidentified and as of yet, I have been unable to identify it either. There is a Gasteria lilipuntana and a Rex begonia and a plethora of various Tillandsias.

Campo de' Fiori cloche with an unidentified fern

Campo de’ Fiori cloche with an unidentified fern

I love air plants (Tillandsias) and have quite a few of them on the counters and hanging from the ceiling near the window. They are so easy. Once a week when I soak my miniature orchids in the sink, I throw the Tillandsias in with them. The steam from the sink and cooking keeps them extra hydrated and healthy.

Tillandsia in a diamond shaped holder.

Tillandsia in a diamond shaped holder.

I also have my miniature orchids mounted on chicken wire in green frames on either side of the window on the sides of the top cupboards.

Tillandsia ionantha in a sea urchin shell

Tillandsia ionantha in a sea urchin shell

A piece of grapewood with Tillandsias attached.

A piece of grapewood with Tillandsias attached.

A ceramic Tillandsia holder

A ceramic Tillandsia holder

I find the plants that need more attention than most find their way here to the counters where they are right in my face. One plant that died before because I let it dry out in the sun room, is the tassel fern or Lycopodium squarrosum. This is not an inexpensive plant, so this time it is staying right where I can keep an eye on it. It has doubled in size since I bought it. It never dries out because I see it all the time and check it for moisture. It thrives with the humidity in the kitchen as well.

Lycopodium squarrosum, with a bird's nest Sansevieria-'Golden Hahnii"

Lycopodium squarrosum, with a bird’s nest Sansevieria-‘Golden Hahnii”, and a rosary vine-Ceropegia woodii

The plants continue right into the eat-in kitchen area. There is a dark green form of the silver satin Pothos, ‘Gold Flame’ Sansevieria, and a ‘Creta’ Aglaonema.

Window in eat in kitchen area

Window in eat in kitchen area

Sansevireia 'Gold Flame', a Bird's nest type, 'Creta' Aglaonema, 'Starlight' Sanseviria, and 'Moonshine' Sansevieria on a shelf right under the windowsill.

Sansevireia ‘Gold Flame’, a Bird’s nest type Sansevieria, ‘Creta’ Aglaonema, ‘Starlight’ Sanseviria, and ‘Moonshine’ Sansevieria on a shelf right under the windowsill.

This is were I spend most of my time and so I love having all these plants in the kitchen. I can’t say the same for my husband……

3 Responses to "Kitchen Greens #UrbanJungleBloggers"

  • I love all your posts, but this one confirmed that we were sisters separated at birth!
    I also keep the more sensitive plants right under my constant eye in the kitchen. Lots of cuttings rooting in water, as well. Thank goodness, my husband tolerates my love of plants.
    Thanks for another great post!

    • Thanks so much Pal! My husband is the best. He complains, but is extremely tolerant. His family owns a garden center and he really does love plants, just not so many.

  • This is great — I thought I had a houseplant addiction…. 🙂 I’m going to send my husband a link to this post so that he sees how well he has things…. Thanks for sharing your plant-filled spaces! -Beth

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