Leonardo DaVinci Flower Study (Portion)

Spring Planting & Progress In the Garden Today 15 April 2015

Spring is in the air, the clocks were ‘sprung’ ahead, Kiki and Nerica (my dogs) have been overly exhuberant – dare I say it again – I have the fever – gardening fever. So in the last week of March, I found myself amongst armies of chocolate easter bunnies. Yep I love me some chocolate but I love more, my heart sunk for a moment, had all the perenial plants been sold out? Noooooooooooo and then in a moment joy overcame me again, turning I caught a glimpse of life and a few boxes with printed pictures of what is to come. I was pretty excited! The last boxes of plants were hidden away from the new items, shoved into the aisle that almost no one ever goes to (lucky for me.) I couldn’t resist. Now 2 weeks have passed and finally the conditions were right today to plant the last three items that I purchased:

albina, albina dorme

Our chubby winged friends – Bees

Some of my favorite winged friends are bees.   Bees are cute, scary and an integral part of the life cycle. Where would we be without them? They pollinate the worlds plants thus being symbolic of fertility and many make delicious honey too.  Even life itself is likened to their honey as a metaphor […]

bouquet of flowers from the river

New Moon, Summer Solstice, Lunar Eclipse and talking to your plants!

As many of you may know, planting by the moon is an age old technique known to aid in the growth and establishment of your plants. This new moon of June began its cycle of waxing toward its fullness just the day before yesterday on the 12th. This is the best time to […]

pink columbine

Columbine – Aquilegia sp.

Update: Now have planted a few more in 2015. Will be writing about that particular one in another post. As for this batch, well they did well for a few years, I can’t remember what exactly was the cause of their demise – we had one year that was brutally cold and I […]

Salată

Grow and eat to your hearts content – Lettuce

If you want to grow fresh lettuce find a space, it is easy and very cheap. A packet of seeds costs less than 50 euro cents and there are 1500 + seeds in a package. You can plant a few seeds each week that will produce fresh lettuce from spring to autumn. Lettuce […]

Box with soil

How to: Make a wooden raised planter for your balcony (any size)

A little excerpt from this entry – screw the boards together – a little tip is to not screw them all tight at once, get them all in 3/4 of the way and then go back and tighten them up. also if the weather is tricky or you have just run out of strength and you are having a hard time to finish screwing the pieces together – have a coffee or tea and take a little break and try again later – you will be honestly amazed how much easier it is then.

Another partial view of the beautiful bloc garden.

Up and coming plants – On my street!

It is not only the cars that pose a threat but people. No one seems to care if some of the flowers are picked here and there. Actually, other neighbors having been inspired by their neighbors have planted previously weeded/grassy areas along the street.

Planning your balcony garden? read this article filled with tips and tricks.


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