Random interesting things I found on the inter webs this week.
1. In the process of choosing trees for your garden, it is important to know if they are natives or immigrant trees. It is important to know which will cater to the feeding of wildlife present in your vicinity. Read more here
2. Stumbled on a breathtaking garden that looks like something out of Disney’s storybook.
Innisfree garden was initially designed by Walter, an artist then later by Lester Collins, a landscape designer who used a mixture of Chinese, Japanese and modernist principles. Check out more pictures here
3. The life history of a man who was a great patron of historic landscapes and conservation. His works highlights the importance of administrative duties in landscaping, especially as he was a major driving force behind the £12m restoration if Chiswick house and its gardens in West London. Read more about him here
4. DIY window boxes
Living in an urban area? Dreaming of those amazing, eye catching window boxes? Why not make it a reality with this quick and easy DIY by Meredith. More pictures and directions here
On a final note, Christmas is almost here, I can already smell it first thing in the morning and late in the evening, though you can argue that I’m only smelling grass right before it rains, and what is with it still raining at this time of the year in Lagos?
Story book gardens.
Love and greens
My title is so mushyy but I really need help.
So I’m planning ( I use planning so loosely here) a wedding sometime next year and the bride wants fresh flowers not those plastic ones that are so popular, especially here.
Anyway I need help choosing flowers because I’ll have to plant them myself and nurture them till then.
So I’ll need easy to survive in tropical climate, fast growing and pretty.
Please use the comments section and help me with names of plants I can cultivate thanks!!
Love and Greens
1. Square watermelons: while watermelons are usually round shaped, you can turn it up a bit, while the melons are growing put them in a square shaped box to make them grow into the box and viola! Square shaped watermelons.
Image credit: http://www.makeuptalk.com
2. These cute decorative ornaments that can grace your walls and be a planter too. I definitely will want one of these.
Image credit: http://www.carys.com/blog/critter-wall-planters/
3. Help save the bees, they deserve a chance on earth too and we’ll be happy for it! Cultivate a plant today.
Image credit: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/317292736216744694/
4. This garden show I went to sometime this year in Lagos, great stands, great display. Will love to see more of this in Nigeria.
This is something new I’m doing, please leave a comment, let me know what you think, especially of the layout. Thanks
Love and Greens
I’m going back to the basics learning Biology, not because I feel like learning it and I’m not supposed to forget something like that right?? Unfortunately I have like most things in my life.
Anyway life has happened, and I realized I’m becoming an adult and I have to make a living and I want to do it right.
If I’m going to veer into horticulture/Plant tendering (love that name.) I’m a Plant tenderer.
This is just a mini direction I’m taking in my life right now majorly because of the University strike and I almost have nothing else to do.
So I want to learn Plants well! Well enough that I won’t be just another horticulturist and I’ll actually know what I’m saying when I talk shop with clients.
I should know plants and the characteristics and their names and under what class they fall under.
Most importantly I should know what sort of plants thrive in this part of the world.
Good luck to me in my quest.
Love and Greens.
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So this little picture you see here is a testimony of my laziness, but I’m grateful the gods decided to look down on me and was merciful even in my laziness.
I’ve had this plant for a while now and I still do not know its name but that’s not the point. It had taken root in a comfortable place now while i decided (for good reasons) to take it from its comfort zone because I planted yams beside it and the yam leaves were taking over.
Within hours, the plant started drying up, and I was completely sad because I have basically abandoned my little patch and I guess this was its way of saying “how dare you!” but as I have come to learn plants are pretty resilient and this one proved that to me, I’m happy to report that IT IS BACK!!!
Half past dead
What I’m trying to say is, Plants are pretty resilient in the right conditions and I for one I’m glad they are.
Love and Greens