Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Little plants in containers...


It's been a while since there has been some action here on 'Rang Decor', so today let me make a start:-)

This post is in response to a query by one of Rang Decor's readers about plants in containers.
I love plants. I love plants that I can bring into my rooms and that enlivens each and every corner.

Rather than just place the plants as it is, I like to place them in little ceramic mugs/bowls or brass vessels or cane baskets. Try it and you'll see how beautiful the space becomes:-)

Here are some interesting arrangements at home.









Do share any other interesting arrangements you do with your house plants:-)
Happy decorating and have a great day!

38 comments:

Patricia Torres said...

Oh how nice Arch!! All the plants in your house look lovely..

I like plants as well... and have them in just about everything... and anything that can hold them..

Once Upon A Tea Time said...

Looks lovely! You have raised my hopes now!

Madhu Gopalan said...

Very very beautiful, Archana :) Love your collection of plants :)

I’m crazy about gardening too, and do the best I can in the two little balconies we have. I recently made a little greenhouse by inverting a glass fish bowl over a tiny plant…Unfortunately, a pigeon knocked the bowl over and broke it :(

Priya said...

Good to see you back!
Lovely plants and nice arrangements ...they sure enhance the beauty of the place..

Iniyaal said...

Such lovely plant arrangements... Your photography skills are amazing. You are able to seamlessly blend light and colours in your photography.

kavitha said...

This is so lovely and refreshing... although I remember every one of these pictures, it's great to see them all together.
We moved to our new apt, and I cant wait for the dust to settle down so I can get some more plants.
:)

Queen Of Småland said...

Wow, beautiful blog. Thank you for sharing.
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Stina

soupi said...

inspiring

sita said...

Hi there,
I had some Qs reg ur plants. Do they all receive atleast partial sunlight indoors? Also, if you dont mind sharing the plant names, that would be wonderful. I have been trying to get some indoor plants going, but have not gone beyond pothos.
Thanks,
Sita

bhumika said...

To see some green indoors is always refreshing. The arrangements showcased here are b'ful!

Shalini said...

I love plants in interesting containers too...You make them look great so effortlessly!

Arch at Rang said...

Thanks a lot everyone:-)

Kavitha- Yes, my flickr friends am sure have seen most of the photographs:-)

Sita- Actually most of these little plants/succulents are kept in my balcony where they receive a lot of sunlight, I usually get them in for a couple of days.

Most of them are succulents....hmm will find out the names and let you know:-)

vineeta said...

Your photography adds a shine to everything it captures. I've seen these images at various times across your flickr pages. But to see them coming together under this subject is so cool. I was missing your posts terribly. Welcome back!!!

The Print Lover said...

Welcome back!!

The colorful containers contrasting with the green of the plants make a beautiful sight.

Gypsy Purple said...

Lovely....I missed your posts....

sudha said...

hey

nice to see u back...i have always loved ur arrangements

Anu said...

Nice to see you back! The pictures look so tranquil and simple that it makes growing plants seem facile but it must take a lot of effort and care to keep the plants well and flourishing.

Love that little tucked in bougainvillea!

kye said...

hi arch,
the last time you visited was when we just moved in. we just had the sofa then, now we are slowly doing up each room, and pretty soon we hope to have a lot of plants in the balcony and indoors as well.

Sudeshna said...

hey archana :) lovely plants :) i too have taken inspiration from your blog and have planted a few plants in pots kept on my balcony....some died but the orchid bloomed :) thanks for sharing such lovely photos :)

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Uma said...

WOW! These are lovely! I love containers as much as the plants - love the way you have used the steel kooja and tumbler :)
I'm very fond of plants in the house as well, but I've been warned about the mosquitoes and other insects that they attract - is that an issue? How do you keep them away?

Uma said...

WOW! These are lovely! I love containers as much as the plants - love the way you have used the steel kooja and tumbler :)
I'm very fond of plants in the house as well, but I've been warned about the mosquitoes and other insects that they attract - is that an issue? How do you keep them away?

Anonymous said...

glad you are back!

Mathanki said...

lovely...little plants give so much joy!:)

Sunita said...

Absolutely lovely! You do have a way with plants. I love the look of greens against the rough earthiness of those mugs.
I get a bit obsessive about plants too and since I keep shuttling between a home with a big garden and another with zero space, I keep carying basketloads of plants each time. Its reached such a stage that my family has taken to calling me the Travelling Gardens of Mumbai! :P

mag duru said...

i just am fascinated with the plants placed in small brass containers,very interesting to think out of the box.
thanks for sharing..

aarushi said...

LOVED your blog!! beautiful planters u have there..very creative:) will sure be back regularly.

Lavani said...

Thanks or Sharing .I love plants and have loads of them in my kitchen . Been following your blog for a while . Everything you post is just eye Candy .

Anuradha Varma said...

Beautiful post Archana and welcome back :-)

sheena said...

I loved the pictures… you have made innovative use of containers for arranging plants… I came across some such innovative planters at Adipa’s website too…

sita said...

Thanks for the prompt reply Archana. I am not surprised that they receive sunlight to be that healthy. Indoor plants with room lighting never can look the same. I am going to try some succulents though - wish me luck!
Thx,
Sita

AnuG said...

They look great! Can you tell me where you got the ceramic holders, the ones that look like cups with the handles :)?

Arch at Rang said...

AnuG- The blue and white checks mugs are regular tea cups from Delhi and the other broad brown ones are from 'Rhinestone Pottery' Pondicherry:-)

Sum said...

Lovely!

Harshita said...

Many thanks for the lovely and very inspiring post Archana! :) I could now use my idling brass containers to good use. :)
Cheers, Harshita

Nay-K said...

these are cute deco arangements!

D said...

The best part about your blog Archana is that your photography is as good as your ideas! Love 'em all.

Anonymous said...

You take beautiful pictures. Can I ask you what kind of camera you use? Also, it would be nice if you can share more pictures. I put your blog in my favorites long time ago but your posts are so rare.