Hi everyone! We’re back with our second Planty Profile, a new blog series in which we open our website to the Urban Jungle Bloggers community and share planty stories from our fellow bloggers. Katrin is a freelance graphic designer, illustrator, photographer and artist living in Cologne in Germany.
Can you tell us a bit more about your blog?
I started my blog Daily Perfect Moment in 2012 in a difficult time in my life (finding a good moment each day was one of my goals, hence the blog’s name) and it’s developing ever since. It is a mix of personal things and the creative work I do, including design, photography, and art. I work with a lot of artists, so when I get the chance I try to give an insight into their work as well, I visit exhibitions and design fairs, and do collaborations. I get a lot of inspiration from the blog, my readers and their feedback and I’m really grateful for that. I feel like the more the blog develops, the more I’m developing too.
How many plants do you have?
I have a big terrace with lots of flower pots during summer. In my flat I have around 20 planty friends living with me.
And which one is your favorite?
My favourites are my two fig trees. I have lived with them for about two years now, and I love them because they give me that summer vibe.
If you could have any plant in the world, which one would it be?
A lotus flower, and a little lake around it, and a little sunny garden around the lake … but I’m happy with every new plant that finds its way to my home.
Did you ever kill a plant? How?
Well, to be honest, every zucchini I’m planting on my terrace in summer is doomed to be a snail victim, but I tried it for several years. And since I’m traveling a lot for my work, some of my plants haven’t survived my absence. Can we change the topic?
What would you like to learn about plants?
Oh, so much. Right now, I have a very small garden with nearly no sun. All that grew there was moss – even growing grass wasn’t possible. I was successful in planting some ground covering plants and found a niche where a colombine (Aquilegia) seems to survive, plus my lavender and tarragon do pretty well. But I would love to learn more about how to grow more plants there.
What’s your favorite style of plant pots?
I love old terracotta pots, the last ones – really large ones – I found in the bulk rubbish of my neighbors and spent a happy afternoon with replanting. Otherwise I find a lot of plants and plant pots on the flea markets around here.
Your favorite UJB topic so far?
That’s a tough question because I loved all topics so far, but maybe plants and art was my favourite?
Do you have an hilarious planty story you want to share with us?
Many years ago, when I moved into a new flat, I inherited a very old rubber plant from my previous tenant, which just had two leaves left and looked like a mangy street cat. I tried for about two years to make it healthy and happy, but in vain. So, in a dark night, I took the rubber plant to a playground and placed it in between the plants there, hoping that sun and rain might inspire it to grow more leaves. I felt so bad for abandoning it that I couldn’t sleep all night and got up early in the morning to fetch it back. But somebody must have adopted it during the night, it was gone.
Thank you Katrin for opening up to us about your plants. We hope your rubber plant is having a great time at its new plant friend!
You can find Katrin on her blog Daily Perfect Moment or Tumblr.