Epiphyte elegance

Tend are San Diego florist/designers, specialising in succulents and air plants. Whilst I am not always a fan of more clinical-looking terrariums that use air plants, Tend manage to make them elegant and warm. I particularly love their use of the plants in bouquet and boutonnieres. They have a great blog too, 'notes from a garden hoe' (love it).

Tillandsia (air plants) may well be the handiest and hardiest little critters in the world of flora. Once you grow one, you can break off its 'pups' and redistribute into small vases, drape over an orchid, sit in a little glass bowl: anything, really.

Images by SheWanders photography and Tend. HF.