Sunday, April 15, 2012

weeping willow

It all started because our landlord pointed at a tree and explained "it is not a tree, it is a shrub". Ever since somehow whenever drinking is involved, someone in the middle will inevitably shriek "we need to climb a shrub!!!" and so a few weeks back we were outside in the middle of the night climbing this shrub and while doing that I broke off a few branches to put on my desk (shhhhh) and to my surprise they grew roots! And there are new leaves sprouting all over!!! I want baby shrubs on my window!


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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

hyacinth bulbs indoors

I have been really interested in the idea of forcing bulbs ( actually to go back further, if you have noticed the idea of having some indoor greenery) Last year I bought a paperwhite bulb kit from Target that I absolutely enjoyed growing. Last year, I decided to try hyacinth and Tulips. The Tulips were a complete failure but some the hyacinths turned out pretty good. I love the stark presentation in a clear glass jar. Below is my purple bulbs and it smells soooo good.
Now that I kind of know what to do, next year I plan to have many more blooming hyacinth and in the middle of winter at that too, not when it is already green outside ( in that case you are not really "forcing" your bulbs.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

my little terrarium finally

I have been oogling over terrariums in the internet for a year now. I have finally come around to making my own. I planted a bunch of succulents and brought in pine stalks to decorate. The moss here is fake!!! hehe  So you see, now I have the most low maintainence terrarium. But I do want to collect moss from trees come rainy season and have a legit terrarium , also tiny people! which brings me to Slikanchu!! I can't tell you enough how much I love Slikanchu's work.

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

it is definitely spring

it came so early this year, and we have trader joe's in town!!!! I remember going to a store in LA and I remember my host bought the house brand shampoo and conditioner that smelled so yummy. I was very curious then about how they were and now I can try them myself.... also they always have a wonderful selection of flowers, here are some irises from a friend.
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Friday, April 6, 2012

celebrating birthdays

we have been celebrating birthdays in a really big way here in rochester, and I think it is mostly because all of us will not want to celebrate getting older in a few years ;) here are pictures of some of the balloons at one of those parties a couple of weeks back, many of them have popped but a lot are still around and i am loving having them around
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012