Plant The Look - Our 2022 Show Stand
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We created a quiet space to escape from the bustle of the show, papered in our lollipop tree logo and branded in our signature orange.
Above is a shot of our Selfie Spot stand display at the 2022 Queensland Garden Expo.
We completed the look with an orange-cushioned planted sofa, and planted lamp stand.There's even a matching teapot and cup to help visitors rest and relax! We were really happy to see the display enjoyed by lots of visitors to kick back, have fun, take a selfie, and admire the plants. #APOattheShow
Relax at Home With PlantsIf you find abandoned furniture at the curbside, or want to upcycle an old lounge or dining set of your own, here's what we did to make our room green and gorgeous!
A Serene SeatWe removed the outer-edge pair of seat cushions and attached shallow plant trays of the same size to the back and seat. These were filled with rows of our tubestock plants, all low-growing and especially selected for a mix of interesting textures (and the occasional surprise flower!)
We chose to keep the colour palette gentle and tonal, in calming shades of green, for maximum serenity. You could go wild with colour and really amp up the contrast between each plant stripe!Take a look at our Groundcover Plants category for inspiration - there's lots of choice to make this look your own.
Light & Easy Decor
We replaced the lampshade fitting in the lamp stand with a hanging basket instead, which we lined with a jute basket liner.This is planted up with sphagnum moss, potting mix and several cascading pothos plants - Epipremnum. The tall height really shows off their fast-growing leafy stems and the heart-shaped leaves. In the centre we've added an accent flowering succulent in our signature orange - you could keep your display all green if you prefer.
Teacup PlantsThe teapot is planted to match, with a single pothos plant; and the cup holds a bubbling brew of snakeskin plants - Fittonia - in two colours, white and pink.
The Plants We UsedClick the plant names to jump to their product pages and find out more:
- Irish moss - Sagina
- snakeskin plant - Fittonia
- white star creeper, blue star creeper - Pratia
- houseleek, hen and chickens - Sempervivum
- lavender cotton, cotton lavender - Santolina
- native cut leaf daisy - Brachyscome
- lace aloe - Aloe aristata
- violet - Viola hederacea, Viola Rosina
- thrift - Armeria
And that's it!
Here you can see a close-up of the green and white snakeskin leaves; and the flowers of white star creeper, white thrift (this also comes in a bright pink form), and white cut leaf daisy (which also comes in mauve, purple, and pink varieties - you might spot a purple one in the photos above.)Remember to water your new tubestock regularly in a display like this, to keep them looking lush and green. The pothos will appreciate a regular mist spray too!