As I mentioned in the last post about our Thai travels, I became so aware of all the floating plants with exposed roots whilst we were in Thailand. Did vertical gardens and hanging plants actually originate there? I saw so many suspended orchids with aerial roots & mini leafy creepers in giant snail shells that looked totally at home there. Previously, I'd only seen this local girl's gorgeous work at Opus and others on Pinterest.
I thought it was a new trend but I must say they looked totally natural, un-designed & like they'd been there forever.
|Aerial roots @ Chotika Riverfront|
I love the uncontrived collection of coconut filled planters & other creepers hanging from this bamboo @ Chotika Riverfront
|Filled Snail Shells outside a shop in Amphawa|
|Hanging creepers in Amphawa|
|Simple vertical structure to house ferns & cover a wall|
I wanted to emulate the snail planter we have from Opus which has a Dischidia growing in it, but I couldn't find that or similar.
So for my DIY version I used : a flowering Peppermint , a perennial succulent called lemon ball & peace in the home. I also had a rather cute little helper <3
I lined the coconuts with felt - simply cut in a circle & then snipped to the centre so that it fits snuggly in to the shell with varying degrees of drainage holes.
And, tah da!
I think it's going to look fab in our white bathroom, I just need to get a hook to hang it from the ceiling.