No space is too small to enjoy the pleasure of homegrown somethings sometimes.

Month: February, 2016



Pre-spring means spring indoors. It is the time of the year, which I like more for reminding me of what can be than for what it actually is. Read the rest of this entry »


And sometimes…



…your plants die. This pepper had been inhabited by bugs when I took it inside the apartment last fall and although I gave him as much care as I could, it now seems that it has never really recovered: There are no more leaves, no green traces and I am afraid, it will not return onto the balcony this spring.

I know that the heated apartment is no ideal place to overwinter my plants and that therefore I have to envisage things like this to happen (especially with plants like peppers that are normally grown annually). All the same, I feel very sorry and in this case it is particularly hard as the pepper was more than six years old and has gifted me with many fruits over the years. So, as a souvenir, here are some photos.

City bird


My plants and I live in a small apartment in a big city. Consequently there is not much storage space, leave alone space for items that are pure decoration. So clearly things that serve multiple purposes are warmly welcome and in a certain sense plants fulfil this requirement, too: besides being plants and leafy companions, they are herbs or air-purifiers. Read the rest of this entry »

Early spring cleaning


I took advantage of this particularly warm day (15 degrees C in early February are almost crazy) to do a little spring cleaning on the balcony. I cut away withered leaves and dead twigs to make room for fresh green to come. And it seems as if this was just in time since the mint has already started to sprout again.


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