March 06, 2014
I did some indoor gardening today; just a few minimal interventions, like throwing away a dried up lavender bush and reuse the soil for repotting some small cacti
there will be a sequel soon!
the cushion below is for sale at Atelier Solarshop
however, I forgot to take a picture from the front, too bad actually :(
July 02, 2013
I have a few shoots of a monstera to take root, and they root very quickly! I made these pictures mid june, just after I had put the shoots in a vase, and now, two weeks later they have already strong roots, even the pathetic tiny leaf in the water glass :)
They all get a pot with soil this week.
June 18, 2013
I'm the owner of a cactus that only grows in height and never makes lateral shoots; at times he grows too tall and breaks off and everything starts again from scratch; a Sisyphus story, as it were,
I chopped my beloved cactus in three pieces; the other two parts also come in the pot, but I've read - in my favorite cactus book - that it is better for them to dry for a while...
... so there will be a sequel soon :)
october 10, 2011
september 21, 2012
May 27, 2013
I worked a bit in the 'garden' this past weekend; the agave needed another jar, so this was the perfect moment to put the shoots in separate pots. I wonder if they're going to survive, cause I've removed the greater part of their huge roots. We'll see
The piece of cardboard below is a tribute to the very windy, cold en wet month of May,
However, it was warm & sunny today :^)
Crassula Pyramidalis, from my favorite seventies cactus book
May 23, 2013
it's nice to go in time every now and then to see how the plants have evolved; especially with cacti and succulents I always have the feeling that there's really no movement in their growth...
but that is not true!
The photo above was taken in April 2012; I just had bought a sedum, but it ended between the bicycle weel during my trip home from the flower shop
... the ugly duckling today :)
October 09, 2012
I took another dive in my archive, these are all pictures of last summer. Soon my livingroom will be transformed again in a jungle, a considerably expanded jungle, oh my! :^)
the strelitzia in the first pic has been outside all summer, so it has grown a lot but I waited in vain for the flowers that wouln't come, maybe next summer :^)
love this summer house
Goodnight & Sweet Dreams
July 12, 2012
Have you ever heard of the Chelsea chop?
Well, I've read about it in my favorite garden book 'The thrifty gardener' by Alys Fowler; actually it was not really a Chelsea chop, because it is usually carried out at the end of May, coïnciding with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show; but the result is as drastic!
By the way, the chopped plant was a sage.
got some fresh vegetables from a friend and the sweet peas are in bloom, they spread a wonderfull fragrance;
in the evening, dinner with a friend;
in short, it was a very relaxing day today :^)
June 08, 2012
The plants on the terrace got a real boost, despite the bad weather
from last week; many of them started blooming and the Fatsia Japonica
has doubled in size since early April!
But actually I wanted to show you the basil trick I've learned from
you've probably experienced that when you've bought a nice bunch
of basil at the greengrocer, the plant dies after some time, even
when you've put him in a larger pot; that is because to many seedlings
are put together and have no place to grow, and you will damage the
sprouts by tearing them apart,
squeeze a few tips before you eat it all and put them in water,
they start rooting after a week or two and then you can plant them
in the soil, and that's it,
only have to wait for the plant to grow :)
I usually put 3 in one pot.
Have a nice weekend!
April 22, 2012
March 08, 2012
I have not really started gardening, only stuffed some succulents
in the holes of the terrace wall, I think they are cute, but
I'm not sure they will thrive that way, so I'm keeping some in a pot,
just to be sure :)
The Papyrus is rooting & sprouting, yay :^)
Good night & Sweet dreams!