Episode 34: Hilton Carter

I’m thrilled to be welcoming Hilton Carter, or what I like to call him, the “King of Jungle by the Falls” to the show! Hilton is a huge part of the online plant community,  with over 120,000 followers who love his photos of his insanely beautiful and curated collection of plants in his home, and his event space, Jungle by the Falls. In addition to his successful personal Instagram account and acting as the “Plant Doctor” for Apartment Therapy’s new plant themed Instagram @iplanteven, Hilton also has an online store where he sells his personally designed propagation vessels or “cradles,”, and other various plant prints and accessories. AND he just launched his “Service at the Jungle” series, which is a dinner service in his planty Jungle by the Falls event space, that showcases the talents of local chefs along side his incredible plant collection. Hilton has his soil covered hands in many different planty pots and we discuss all of them today, in addition to his tips on styling plants for your personal design aesthetic.  In this episode we learn:  - Hilton’s upbringing and how he got inspired to collect plants - The differences in his plant collection as he has lived in various cities across the country - His current collection - How he approaches styling his home with plants - How different “vibes” bring different plants into a home - How it’s important to find your number of plants that thrive for your space and not go over it - How Hilton and his lovely wife divide the plant chores - Pots, pots and more pots - The scoop on his propagation cradles - How to propagate a Fiddle Leaf Fig leaf properly - How Jungle by the Falls was created  - The genius idea of “Service by the Falls”   Follow Hilton: @hiltoncarter @junglebythefalls @serviceatthejungle www.thingsbyhc.com   Follow Bloom and Grow Radio: @bloomandgrowradio and join the Garden Club! www.bloomandgrowradio.com/garden-club   Thank you to this episodes sponsor, Gardenuity! Gardenuity creates complete custom gardens for your particular location. They match you with the best DIY herb and veggie kits that will thrive in your location (down to your zip code) and send you all the instructions and follow up support you need to have a home grown harvest. For more information visit www.gardenuity.com and use code BLOOM at checkout to receive a free Garden Inspired Salt with your grow kit!

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