Card Catalog: Transformed into an Air Plant Cabinet of Curiosities
After living in Maui, right next to the rainforest on the Road to Hana, I became enamored with bromeliads, and specifically, air plants. After all, what’s not to love about a plant that seems to spring out of thin air, requires no soil, and only needs watering in the sink once a week? Air plants are the “it” plant for 2012, as they have endless display possibilities.
For my first air plant display, I decided to go all out, and I have a dozen air plants, technically called tillandsia. I have displayed all of them in one of my vintage library card catalogs, and I think the end result is a botanical cabinet of curiosities! What do you think?
Here is a closer view of the air plants. There are so many different species, each with its own texture, color, and style. I only put the air plants in the top section of the card catalog, as I didn’t want my little one bumping his head on any of the drawers.
And here is a card catalog of mine from many years ago. Clearly, I’ve always loved putting plants in card catalog drawers, but air plants have allowed me to take it to another level!