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Green plants offer a stylish and refreshing alternative to florals for wedding centerpieces. Today, I’m delighted to share with you some inspiring and gorgeous images from Isabelle Palmer’s latest book, The House Gardener. Whether you have a green thumb, limited space, or little knowledge of growing plants, this informative book will give you all the tools you need to incorporate a variety of beautiful plants into your wedding celebrations, as well as your home. As part of the blog tour for this lovely book, I’m thrilled to offer one of our readers a chance to win a copy of this book for your own! Simply leave a comment on this post before midnight CST on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 to be entered into the giveaway. In the meantime, here are 6 stylish and inspiring ideas from The House Gardener for using green plants as wedding centerpieces:

The House Gardener by Isabelle Palmer Cacti in Lanterns

For a bit of desert beauty, glossy green cacti in terra cotta pots look amazing in a variety of glass lanterns. Vintage medicine bottles add a splash of color and gravel provides a monochromatic base for the plants.

The House Gardener by Isabelle Palmer Tall Wine Glasses

Tall wine glasses create elegant terrariums when filled with brown bark, mossy green plants, purple passionflowers, and yellow bachelor buttons for a spark of color. Rustic terra-cotta pots and bottles with clean, simple shapes, make this arrangement versatile enough for a variety of wedding styles from classic to modern.

The House Gardener by Isabelle Palmer Neon Pots

I love the splash of neon orange paint around the brim of these zinc planters! The bright green succulents inside add a the perfect counterpoint and turn a simple arrangement into a fun and trendy centerpiece.

The House Gardner by Isabelle Palmer Light Bulb Vases

Old light bulbs repurposed as vases are perfect centerpieces for a modern wedding with retro or industrial flair! The light bulbs have a plumbing ring glued on the bottom for a base to make them more stable. Cuttings from the garden like these white lilac stems and white roses add some romance to the utilitarian feel of the bulbs.

The House Gardener by Isabelle Palmer Neon Frame with Air Plants

Even humble air plants look beautiful when paired with a bright pink frame! Air plants require very little water or care, and would be an easy-to-tend addition to wedding decor.

The House Gardener by Isabelle Palmer Wildflowers

Sprays of pastel wildflowers in vintage jars look so charming in a old wooden crate! The perfect centerpiece for a romantic summer wedding!

The House Gardener by Isabella Palmer

I hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse into The House Gardener by Isabelle Palmer! These images are just a few of the stunning ideas showcased in the book. Don’t forget to leave your comment on this post for your chance to win a copy!

The House Gardener by Isabelle Palmer is published by CICO Books and is available from 

By Kimberly Jones


21 Comments so far

  1. BARBARA SUMMEY on April 11, 2014 2:05 pm

    I need to win something : done on my luck lately : aren’t we all

  2. Antidigger on April 12, 2014 1:19 am

    What amazing ideas and also they look like things that will work on a small scale: brilliant

  3. Carrie on April 12, 2014 8:16 am

    Please, please, please pick me,

  4. ColleenB. on April 12, 2014 8:21 am

    Oh, pick me as I would dearly love to win this
    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity

  5. Heather Mentzer on April 12, 2014 8:29 am

    I love these ideas. I am really interested in bringing more green into my home. Thanks!

  6. Ricki on April 12, 2014 8:44 am

    Oh man, I wish I could win this book!! I need some inspiration for my succulents this summer!

  7. Rose S. on April 12, 2014 8:53 am

    I would so love to win this awesome book. I think it is wise to spend money on green plants that will survive long after the occasion and will correct the air in our stuffy winter homes.

  8. Miranda on April 12, 2014 8:54 am

    This book looks beautiful! I’d love to win it :)

  9. Judy Cornell on April 12, 2014 10:39 am

    What a fun book. I would love this so please pick me.

  10. Linda Rumsey on April 12, 2014 2:33 pm

    This book looks fun. Thank you!

  11. Mary Helene on April 12, 2014 3:22 pm

    My niece will be getting married in August and this would be a wonderful book for her to try something new for her centerpieces.

  12. Theresa on April 12, 2014 4:59 pm

    I really like the idea of showcasing a plant inside the lantern. And I have some lanterns to try this with. I would love to see what else is in the book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Karen Stalker on April 12, 2014 7:13 pm

    What wonderful ideas. I love the plants in the tall wine glasses. Fabulous decor idea, not just for weddings, but to brighten up the home. Would love to see more stunning ideas.
    Thanks for the chance to win this intriguing book.

  14. Kristen on April 12, 2014 7:20 pm

    Would love to win! Such great ideas! :)

  15. Kim on April 14, 2014 7:22 am

    Awesome colors and ideas! Would love this!

  16. Shari on April 14, 2014 7:42 am

    With four nieces and nephews to marry off, I’d love to win this book. Can’t wait to explore the rest of the book!

  17. Katrin Sandholt on April 14, 2014 8:12 am

    I would love to win this book! It looks wonderful!

  18. Marlene on April 14, 2014 9:40 am

    This book looks wonderful. I love the idea of decorating with green plants, so refreshing.

  19. Carmen on April 14, 2014 11:05 am

    I like that Zinc succulent planter idea

  20. HawaiianLibrarian on April 15, 2014 4:53 pm

    Fabulous ideas in this book that would be a welcome addition to our public library collection.

  21. Tracy on April 16, 2014 12:28 pm

    I love the centrepieces in the giant wineglasses. Looking for inspiration for my new home. :o) x

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