• Garden

    Urban yet rural

    Cold weather again today, but nothing can get in the way of gardening any longer!  I came across images from an incredibly inspiring restaurant in Denmark – Höst. In September 2013 Höst won “The World’s Best Design Restaurant” award at the annual Bar & Restaurant Design Awards in London. Visit the site for gorgeous images of the interior while I swoon over the “Harvest” page…

    I am determined to make every square inch of my container garden available for vegetable and herbs. Last year was a non-event, due to poor soil, and not enough sunlight. This year we have moved all cedar boxes to south side. My English roses had to make room for roommates with less pedigree. Mustard green seedlingsSeedlingsAll of this just make my small contribution to “know where your food comes from”. It will be a challenge with just 4 cedar boxes and a 4×8 community garden plot. The farmers market will fill any gaps.


  • Interiors

    Indoor hyacinths

    I spotted this DIY idea on Pinterest recently (originally from a pair & a spare). Finally there was use for the bunch of empty Diptyque glass candle containers staring at me for the whole winter! Yes, we burned a few this winter…It was still a bit chilly to work in the garden this weekend, the soil seemed soggy and not warmed up (ok, I don’t have a plan what I want to do yet), so why not work on this indoor super quick garden. I needed something with results, quick…

    Here they are!hiacynt1 hiacynt2 hiacynts