It’s rare that a plant so audibly tells you that it needs to be repotted as this jade plant did. Having grown tall and heavy during a long summer in a much too small pot, it fell over one day, being kept back by the balcony’s bars only.
Summer vacation is over and the air smells like fall (and rain and lower temperatures). And although I like fall and am looking forward to it for all the well-known reasons of golden leaves and pumkins, I’d rather have another week of summer to say good-bye properly. Read the rest of this entry »
One old-fashioned baking book I remember from my mother’s kitchen has a category of sweet baked goods labelled ‘Wednesday cakes’. Those are cakes that take little effort and are much easier to make than whatever the good housewife is supposed to serve on a Sunday coffee table. Maybe there is the category of Wednesday flower bouquets, too. Plain and simple flowers in a tiny glass-turned-vase that will cheer you up in the middle of the week. I’d thankfully take them every day.
Taking plants home as holiday souvenirs is both tempting and tricky. It is tempting because when travelling, I often see plants that we either do not have in our region or that are simply so beautiful that I would love to put them into my bag. Then again, I am reminded that, first, there are strict legal limits to doing this, and secondly, you might end up killing a plant by taking it out of it natural habitat (let alone the risk of importing bugs or deseases that you seriously don’t want to start spreading). Read the rest of this entry »
Sometimes my plants surprise me by doing something unexpected, i.e. something that I (literally) had not seen coming. Just like this rosemary that produced a series of small lilac flowers during the last ten days or so. To say ‘Thank you, Rosemary!, here are the flowers in the order of their appearance.
Here are some more photos from our trip to Mexico that I wanted to share with you. I just loved the idea of filling these colored glass bottles with leafy clippings instead of flowers. And even though some of the petioles started to root, they added a nice little freshness to our hotel room and breakfast table. Read the rest of this entry »
Over the last 24 hours, the first squash plant came out. (Documentation of the changing light on our kitchen window sill included.)