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Let me introduce you my Plant Gang. 
They cheer me up every day, plants make me happy.

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I don't have -unfortunately- window sills or many sunny positions in my home, but I do love plants. Having a little garden full of them was simply not enough, a plant lover wants to have them also indoors right? That is why I looked for a plant stand (this one is called LANTLIV and is sold in ikea by the way) where to place all mine.  Many of these plants were quite small when I bought them, it seems that being together near each other helps them to grow faster and healthier.

I love to look at my plant collection. The plant stand is normally placed next to the big glass-door of my living room, but today I moved it in front of my forest-wall for you to meet them all together. The poor light condition today (very grey and rainy outside) forced me to shoot with indoor lights, something that didn't do wonders for pictures' quality... hope you'll forget me.

This Euphorbia Trigona came all the way from the bathroom to shine among the other plants in this picture. I truly love this plant and hope to buy soon another one, maybe of the Rubra kind, with beautiful red colouring.
In the yellow vase next to it, a young sprout of one of my first plant -unfortunately do not know the name. Anyone can help maybe?

I love Cacti too. These Mammillarias I recently added to my collection. Until not so long ago, they had wonderful flowers anyway I love them all year round for their fantastic thorns, sometimes strong and spiky, sometimes wonderfully thin and delicate. 
The Aloe Vera you see on the left is doing really well. Many little baby plants originated from it and are also doing really well. I must say it is, so far, the plant that gave me more satisfaction as far as propagation concerns.

I hope to add more plants soon. I will have to be very creative in finding the right places in the house to spread them around.

Thanks again to Judith and Igor who initiated the series UrbanJungle Bloggers I am happy to join. Join us if you like, or simply follow our growing community on FacebookUrban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest board or on www.urbanjunglebloggers.com.

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This month, Urban Jungle Bloggers from around the globe, share their creative ideas of a green gift: offer a plant to a friend. I love this idea: a plant as a symbol of friendship, a great way to express gratitude, affection or simply to cheer someone up. 
I believe that plants make people happy!

Giving a plant away is such a good present, I wish I thought of it more often.
If this plant comes from one of our plants it's even more about caring, loving, being personal and joy -something I definitely wish to share with friends.
So I selected a couple of new shoots to give away to spread this joy around and hopefully my love for plants too. 

Vaguely inspired by the shape of gems, I made envelopes sewing together pieces of paper from magazines I like. 
The result is a bi-dimentional vase -something quirky and nice to present my green presents. The envelopes are big enough to host the young plants wrapped in wet paper and plastic to survive until they are given a new home.

I will try to make as many as possible, add a label for personal notes and ...voilĂ , e few presents ready.

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Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series run by Igor of Happy Interior Blog and Judith of JOELIX.com, encouraging people to share plant-related styling tips, ideas and inspiration. To find out more and hopefully join the community, head over to the website www.urbanjunglebloggers.com or search #urbanjunglebloggers.

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