Woman Uses 500 Lush Plants To Turn Her Brooklyn Apartment Into Indoor Jungle

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Summer Rayne Oakes lives in an urban jungle, and I mean that literally. Because the environmental scientist (and plant whisperer. And bug collector. And model) has managed to cram her 1,200 square-foot apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with 500 different plants ranging from herbs and flowers to fruit and vegetables.

“I think that the only way I’ve really been able to survive in New York is by surrounding myself with plants,” Oakes told Modern Farmer. And as you can see, she’s done just that. Every room in her apartment overflows with verdant foliage; her bedroom contains a living wall connected to an irrigation system; she hangs jars and pots from makeshift platforms made from planks and plywood; her bathroom is home to various succulents that live in a tray on her cistern, and the windowsills are host to several miniature greenhouses that contain more “light-necessary” plants such as herbs. She even has an entire vegetable garden growing in her closet! See for yourself in the pictures below.

More info: Summer Rayne Oakes | boredpanda (h/t: mymodernmet, modern farmer)

“I think that the only way I’ve really been able to survive in New York is by surrounding myself with plants”

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