“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece”.
― Claude Monet.
Welcome to Officially Planted!
A story of love and life, one plant at a time.
Who’s behind the scenes?
My name is Sofia Pereira and I am just another home jungle fanatic like yourself.
My house becomes greener and greener as I wander around nurseries and greenhouses every time I have the chance.
Originally from Portugal, I currently live in The Netherlands, with my husband, 80+ houseplants, and two very loved and very naughty cats.
Why has this website come to live?
When we moved to The Netherlands – which seems to be the European capital of plants – I started putting together our own collection, one plant at a time.
As our indoor jungle voyage began, I was focused on learning everything I possibly could about every single houseplant I acquired.
Very quickly my newly found interest for houseplants turned into a family passion and led us to follow a few other plant hobbyists out there, as well as reading several plant-related books.
With our own journal, and by sharing the development of the plants in our home, we aim to inspire other young adults… You too can bring your life closer to nature, while continuing your active city life!
And by doing so, we promise that you will start to enjoy extraordinary moments of peace and quiet in the comfort of your own home, after a busy working day.
What can you expect from this journal?
OfficiallyPlanted.com is space for plant lovers, created by a fellow houseplant addict.
Learning about plants is a never-ending ride and, with this blog, we intend to put together some bits and pieces of the information we have gathered and experimented upon.
We would love to hear about your experiences as well, so please be in touch! And if there is anything you would like to see posted, do not hesitate to contact us. We will always try to include your ideas on this blog’s agenda at the earliest.
In the Plant-by-Plant section, we will be posting care tips for each plant we have (or have had… ups!) in our collection.
And in the Houseplant Lovers section, we will be posting general plant care and ventures.
Also check the best plant tools, books, and supplies that we have used and loved. We’re sure that some of those will bring your plant parent experience to a whole new level!
Enjoy the ride and come connect with us on social media. We can’t wait to meet you!