Plants and Glass #urbanjunglebloggers

Plants and Glass #urbanjunglebloggers

Plants and Glass #urbanjunglebloggers

Plants and glass. In the simplest context, houseplants need glass to have access to their food. The sun comes through windows and gives them life and even if they are grown under lights, glass bulbs are used. But, this month for Urban Jungle Bloggers, we are talking about plants and glass and how they can compliment each other.

I love antiques and have collected electric insulators for quite some time. They were used on telephone and electric poles to insulate the wire from the wooden poles that were holding them up. I just looked them up and there are quite a few for sale on eBay and the colors and forms are amazing! I may have to look into that later………Anyway, I decided I could use one to hold a Tillandsia and I put it in a macrame holder I made. I love it!

Macrame planter with a glass insulator and Tillandsia

Macrame planter with a glass insulator and Tillandsia

Tillandsia or air plants are perfect to pair with glass. They love humidity and by putting them in glass containers, the humidity is higher. That being said, they still need their weekly soaking, or at least bi-weekly because they don’t dry out as quickly when they are contained in glass.

When I was at the Chicago Flower Show last year, these fused glass wall pockets were the hit of the marketplace. I couldn’t resist buying this one. I put cuttings in it to root.

A fused glass vase with rhipsalis

A fused glass vase with rhipsalis

And of course, the most recognizable plant and glass item-the terrarium. A friend gave me this enormous globe and I filled it with plants and use a glass plate to cover the top to keep the humidity high for the plants.

A large terrarium I planted last year

A large terrarium I planted last year

I love being involved with the Urban Jungle Bloggers and hope you enjoyed this month’s theme of Plants And Glass. Thanks to Igor and Judith for creating the group.

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