Inspire: (verb) 1. to fill with an animating, quickening, or exalting influence; to give rise to, bring about, cause, etc.: (a philosophy that inspired a revolution.)

Bohemia: (noun) 1. a community of persons with artistic or literary tastes who adopt manners and mores conspicuously different from those expected or approved of by the majority of society, 2. the district in which bohemians live.

Welcome to Inspire Bohemia, my name is Catherine and I believe that humans have the power to create and inspire endlessly through all aspects of life. Inspire Bohemia began as a canvas for my passions and a platform meant to inspire others to explore their own creativity and foster the development of a more artistic society.  Over time, my passion for the garden grew and Inspire Bohemia evolved into a business, consisting of a collection of hand selected one-of-a-kind home and garden planters, and a project aimed at educating and inspiring others about the physical and spiritual importance of plants. 

Extensive research shows that living with plants and being in nature is extremely beneficial to both our physical and mental health. Including plants in one’s home décor can not only cleanse the air of toxic pollutants through the natural process of photosynthesis, but it can literally improve your spirit and mental clarity. Increased spirits and mental clarity lead to increased levels of focus and productivity, therefore adding plants to your home décor is an incredibly simple and affordable action with a big payoff in the form of crucial short and long-term benefits.

In essence, plants are the oldest technology that humans have utilized, before handmade tools. Before the discovery of fire, plants were there to nourish and sustain us, to provide materials for our clothing and homes, and to provide the basis for most of the things that humans have created. With that said, it stands to reason that our removal from direct contact with and presence around nature on a daily basis has had negative impacts on our physical and mental well-being, which is why it’s so important to find ways to reconnect and reincorporate nature into our daily lives once again. Getting involved with plants is like any relationship, it requires patience, understanding, dedication and the ability to grow right along with them.

My goal is to inspire and educate you to love and understand plants, to thrive because of them and right alongside them. Gardening is a rewarding experience at any level of expertise, and once it hooks you – you’ll never look back, trust me. The wonders of nature know no bounds, which is why a garden (both indoors and out) can be an endless source of inspiration. Let Inspire Bohemia help you create a garden sanctuary where you can immerse yourself in nature to relax, recharge, and get inspired.

Life is like a book of many chapters, each chapter is a chance to discover a different part of yourself and pursue all of your dreams. Not just one dream, but all of them - in some way, shape, or form - over time.  In my attempt to inspire others, I inspired myself and finally discovered an unwavering muse: my garden.  Inspire Bohemia has taught me that no matter how difficult it may be, it always behooves us to spend our lives doing what we love.

Set yourself free by being who you are, you are unique and you have something beautiful to contribute to this life - believe it and get inspired!