Instagram is best known for ridiculously cute puppies and kittens, sleeping babies and kids on swing sets, food porn, selfies and striking ensembles caught parading down city streets. But the social media app is perfect for the plant enthusiast. It's the ultimate visual platform for gardeners and plant lovers alike, so who should you be following? Here are a few inspiring greenies that you might want to add to your feed:
@faroutmegan - Matti and Megan, along with occasional photos of their little girl and pup. The couple works for Flora Grubb Gardens, lives in Oakland and post lots of pics from their garden, work, and trips to garden-centric locales.
@gardengirl_la - Pictures from the adventures of a wannabe urban farmer who happens to be a garden consultant and urban farmer coach. She makes vegetables look sexy!
@urbangardenersrepublic - Urban Gardeners republic is a community of creative urban gardeners that capture their passion of gardening in towns through smart photography.
@seedtostem - Seed to Stem is a little shop in Worcester, Massachusetts where you will find unusual botanicals, terrariums, natural objects and more. They hope that by connecting people with nature, they can help them further connect with their own selves, and back to their roots. Their Instagram feed is virtual eye candy for me and more than one of their shots has inspired something crafty for my own home.
@hannahqueen - Hannah might be a baker, but she's also an extraordinary photographer who shoots stunning pictures that capture the beauty of southern appalachia. Using natural light, her pictures take you on a journey through the mountains and beyond, reminding us of all the beauty that constantly lives around us.
Are you on Instagram and a plant enthusiast? If so, share with us! Who do you follow?
(Image credits: @amblivet via UrbanGardenersRep; FarOutMegan; GardenGirl_la; @highseamutiny via UrbanGardenersRep; SeedToStem; HannahQueen)