Warm, but not Spring

There’s a nice little bit of urban hiking to be had at the arboretum and this year I’m trying hard not to miss the magnolias. Alas, we were still much too early for them!

We still enjoyed a few blooming trees along the way, though.

We took a tour around town to see what’s around the neighborhood of my new shop space. At the trendy hardware store, my girl couldn’t resist a small pot of arabica coffee plants. I have probably wanted a coffee plant about as long as I knew they could be potted and kept in the house. Well, here they finally are, even if they’re not exactly mine!


More Blooms

It’s been a busy week. I’m bushed. I just woke up and I’m ready for bed. So, just some photos of stopping to smell the roses, so to say.

My citronella outside is loving the sun! 

I guess I haven’t kept up on my Count Dracula. I picked all the peppers so she could focus on flowering. The troubles of keeping an annual perennially. 


You know, I have to say that in an urban setting, onions have to be the easiest and most practical thing to grow. So many dishes include them. We got a walking onion a few years ago, and we’ve kept it going. It’s also flowering, but guess what?

The flowers are edible before they seed! Well, except for walking onions, which grow new onion bulbs instead!

They are so delicious, and all you have to do is grab a chunk and rip it off. No peeling or chopping. The taste complements breakfast perfectly. If you care about what you eat but aren’t a green thumb, I highly recommend growing onions! You literally cannot kill them by over watering, and they are perfectly happy in a 1L pot their whole life cycle. They over winter very well, and that’s when the bulb onions do most of their layering.

I’ve been talking about aquaponics for so long now, I decided to tip toe into that realm now. Luke the fish now has some flora to enjoy too.

Bedroom Blooms

Flowers, flowers, everywhere

After about two weeks, they finally unfolded! 

Yes, I like this shot! The crimson in the petals pull you in like a siren’s song…

In case you missed it in my earlier post, here’s my spider plant. Its flower only lasts a day, so it’s pretty awesome to have been able to sit and watch it open! 

The citronella has so many buds on it, and the flowers usually last a couple weeks. So, expect more pics when she is more fully laced!

Edit: Here’s the shot!