Botanical Inspiration: Concrete Planters**Reader Giveaway

This week's Botanical Inspiration/Reader Giveaway is brought to us by Krizia Flores of ConcreteGeometric.   When I first came across CG on Instragam, I was immediately intrigued by the images of Krizia's concrete planters.   Their geometric shapes are perfect for balancing out the organic forms of any plants be they succulents or tillandsias.   Krizia has been kind enough to offer one lucky Cocoon Home Blog reader a vessel.  Learn how to enter to win below:

Enter to win a planter by checking out  Concretegeometric here and here and by commenting below on how you would use it.

Krizia Flores is not only a sculptural artist she's also an amazing photographer.   See her photographs here.

Contest runs through the 18th of  this month.  Good luck!

Botanical Inspiration: Cocoon Home Trunk Show

Vertical gardens, tin planters, basket arrangements and assorted seed pods were all up for grabs at Cocoon Home's first botanical trunk show last week.  With live music, wine, cheese and a great group of people, the evening represented a great combination of art, business and pleasure.

Many thanks to everyone who attended and for the continued support and encouragement.   If you couldn't make it, remember that you can special order any botanical composition for your home or garden.

For more details, email

Botanical Inspiration: House Plants

 I recently placed a cluster of indoor plants in an area of our living room that was lacking something.  Since adding a furniture piece would surely obstruct the view into the garden, we decided to bring the outdoors in by choosing house plants.  Now the interior of the house is contiguous with the exterior of it AND we're benefiting from the purifying effects plants have on us daily.  Take a look:

3 Tips For Creating Your Very Own Plant Cluster:

1.  Choose plants with different characterics but the same cultivating requirements.  For example, the above  is a combination of a shiny broad leaf,  a delicate palmate and colorful oblong leafed plants.

2.  Cluster the plants in odd numbers and varied sizes.

3.  Remember that the pots/planters you choose are as important as the plants.  If you're as obsessive as I am, use the same style and color for all of them.   If not, use can different colors and styles, and even materials.  Let your creativity guide you, remember that baskets and wood vessels make great containers for plants.

If you're contemplating adding botanicals to your space for a bit of ecological drama, Cocoon Home can help you select the perfect plants for it.