i’ve been thinking i’d like to make some more jewelry from lavender buds, but i accidentally squished my last topanaga lavender sprig on my trip to portland. whoopsies 🤷🏽♀️ lavender doesn’t grow well in florida, but i’ve heard through the herbalist grapevine there is actually one species that does well here.
recently, i’ve been helping out my dad and he’s been known for homing all different types of peculiar plants - typically any plant he finds on sale that he finds interesting goes in a pot outside his house. he’s a bargain shopper with good taste in curious greens.
the other day i found this big pot on the side of his house. the pot was filled with TONS of what looked like overgrown lavender...but smelled like rosemary.
through some research and help from @the_cynefin_sanctuary we found that it’s definitely french lavender - which grows abundantly in florida and smells like rosemary.
lavender jewelry here we come!
i would love it if you (ya, you!), would let me know what you’d like to see me make with the lavender.
if you scroll through the photos you’ll see the pendant and ring i’ve made so far with lavender from topanga, ca.
i’m excited to add a florida variation to the topanga crew, because they’re two places that inspired great growth in my life and so i hold them close to my heart.
thank yoooou! have the sweetest daaaay! 💗🌿
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Grandmother's yellow legacy 😎
Huma cucumber, sweet sour passion fuit, sweet and watery sugar ca ne, today gonna have heavenside cocktail party 🍹
Alla @fondazione_ugo_da_como fervono i preparativi per la manifestazione più attesa dell'anno 🏰💐 📣📣📣 Vi annunciamo le date della tredicesima edizione di Fiori nella Rocca: 📌 3, 4 e 5 aprile 2020 #savethedate
Continuate a seguire la pagina per rimanere aggiornati riguardo le novità di questa edizione...vi aspettano storici e nuovi espositori 👨🌾👩🌾, corsi 🌱, workshop ✂️ e lezioni 🖌 a cui non potete mancare!
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Quick google on ‘how to prune pampas grass’ revealed some extraordinary things yesterday...namely, that having it in your front garden is a signal to passers by that you are open to swinging 😳- who knew?! Given the behemoth of a specimen growing at our place I can only deduce the previous owners must have had a wild old time. Armed with this information, I decided a mere pruning wasn’t going to cut it, and so proceeded to annihilate the entire 12ft clump. Didn’t take any pics yesterday as it was too cold to get my hands out of my gloves but it’s the giant green plant to the left of the boy ⬅️ in the next pic. Having hacked it back to 6 inches high, I then learned that pampas grass is the millennial’s plant du jour. Apparently the youth like it because the dried #fronds are more #sustainable and longer lasting than cut flowers. As for the ‘lifestyle’ connotations, they’re either not aware or they just don’t care. Which is nice. Slightly miffed to step into H&M home today to discover that the giant fluffy things I’ve spent all yesterday cutting are being sold for £5.90. 😂 A stem!!🤯 oh well. It’ll probably grow back with a vengeance...along with the bloody Japanese knotweed. 🤦🏼♀️ #pampas#driedflowers#gardening#howmuch#herefordshire#symondsyat@hmhome#garden#pruning#greenfingers
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Did you know that there are drought-resistant vegetables?
We're on the verge of the dry season and, for those of you who are considering consuming more home-grown crops, here are some vegetables that can withstand the heat!
As much as we love to keep things green sometimes stuff has to come out before it can go back in! 🌱♻️ Whilst the Maintenance team are busy this morning, we have began clearing a rockery. Removing weeds which tend to take over and sculpting the bank with new stones to produce the layout for fresh planting. 🌾🌸 We look forward to injecting this space with fresh low maintenance shrubs to fill it with colour and provide a permanent, manageable, bee-friendly space for all present to enjoy 🤲🏼 #sgs
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Sometimes I feel like this guy moving through life... Surrounding myself with people who bring energy rather than take mine... What gives you energy?
Throwing it back to my summer garden, because I have a low grade sniffle, along with the mid-January blues, and I miss seeing green on my grid. .
I was sorting through some saved seeds this weekend and came across my clary sage seeds and oh! that bright musky scent brought me right back to midsummer splendor. I’m adding many more medicinals to my gardens this year, herbal allies like vitex, ashwagandha, roselle hibiscus, and marshmallow to name a few from my list. I have intentions, too of adding more edible weeds to my gardens. Last season I sowed chickweed, mullein, plantain, cleavers and violet (collected and saved from here and there) along with my clover “grass” mixture, and I look forward to seeing how they spread this spring. .
We’re working towards cutting down our food miles more, and more with each passing season. Some years we make huge leaps toward vegetable independence and other years we take several steps back. I like to think I’m realistic, and hopeful that we will soon reach a point where we grow the vast majority of our fresh foods, not just in summer (which is a gimme) but throughout the year. .
One step, one seed sown at a time. I’m grateful for all the garden gifts, most especially humility, resilience, and hope - always hope in the future. .
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Master Kush in late veg showing that she's a female
Finally achieving germination of habanero chilies! 😍🥰. Barely breaking the surface but there they are, the little loves. ❤️💕
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Let these worms turn your trash into treasure💚 Our encapsulated #compost worms are ideal for use in outdoor #composting piles. Their presence is key to forming rich, #organicmatter in compost! Bacteria inside #redworms break down plant fibers, turning the material they leave behind into a fertile amendment for plants🌱 Worms process their own weight in waste every day and can tolerate high #moisture levels💧 Studies show that #pathogens are reduced in waste materials when worms are present🐛 Worms arrive within a protective cocoon. #Encapsulatedcocoons can be added directly to compost piles or hatched indoors and transplanted to a compost system later🗓 Eggs hatch in 32-73 days (depending on temperature and humidity) and mature in about 10 weeks. Increase reproduction by adding crushed #eggshells to your compost🥚Hatching red worms is a great #projectforkids and adults both! (Please note that softened water should never be used for soaking the cocoons—the salt🧂 will kill the worms🐛👎
🌱La agricultura vertical para huertos familiares se convierte en una nueva alternativa para optimizar espacios, clasificándose en una tecnología básica para producir alimentos hacia arriba. Técnica que se puede utilizar en cultivos como las cucurbitáceas que se caracterizan por ocupar bastante espacio en el suelo.
📍Objetivo de la agricultura vertical
Se estima que para 2050 seremos aproximadamente 9,100 millones de habitantes en nuestro planeta. Esto nos llevará a enfrentar al reto más grande que jamás hemos tenido: producir alimentos para todos. El problema es que la tierra cultivable no se puede aumentar al ritmo que aumenta la población y si se hiciera tendríamos que olvidarnos de bosques, selvas y otros ecosistemas, lo que ya está ocurriendo.
🌱En el caso de los huertos verticales, al igual que sucede con otros tipos de jardín vertical, es importante la elección de las plantas. En este caso, debemos conocer bien las verduras y hortalizas. Dependiendo de sus características, necesitarán un tipo de macetas contenedoras u otro. El espacio y la profundidad que necesita cada especie puede variar.
📌Variedades de plantas para cultivar.
↗️Hortalizas. Dentro de algunas de las opciones que podríamos optar se encuentran en el huerto vertical: tomate, berenjena, pimiento, haba, fresa, ajo, rábano, cebolla, lechuga, zanahoria y haba entre otros.
↗️Aromaticas. Orégano, poleo menta, tomillo, perejil, cilantro, geranio aromático, salvia, albahaca, albahaca limón, albahaca lechuga, albahaca convencional, cebollino, hierbabuena, menta chocolate, etc.
↗️Decorativas. Para decorar Deben ser resistentes a las condiciones de humedad, requerir poco sustrato para su crecimiento, no desarrollar raíces demasiado grandes, pero sí, que favorezcan a la fijación de la planta. Enamorada del muro, Epifitas, Lazo de amor, Suculentas, planta del incienso, helechos.
Ever wonder what a “medium size” edible garden could give you? SWIPE to see harvest 😍This harvest is from one of our client gardens with four 4x3 beds... plus lettuces/herbs whenever they need em! We love for our clients to be able to harvest as needed, but sometimes we take the lead if the veggies need to be harvested ASAP, like these cauliflowers and radishes 💁🏻♀️
Growing food can happen in every size. Balcony garden? Use containers! No outside space at all? Try herb/lettuce window planters? Massive chunk of land? Well, let’s just dream together about that shall we 🤗🥰 What does your setup look like? #mondaymotivation#mondaymood#mondayvibes
Photos by Garden Manager @eringreenfingers
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Aspettando il caldo, non vedo l'ora di potermi rimettere all'opera con i pomodori, ho preparato 6 varietà diverse da provare e chiacchierando con i contadini delle aziende in zona mi hanno consigliato alcune tecniche per aumentare la produzione, sarà un anno di test!
HUGE shout-out to one of my best friends Joey at Plum Custom. We've been talking about upgrading our yard for a long time. I finally reached out to him to get some guidance.
He took it a step further and drove up in person. Loaded up all the necessary gear, tools, and man power. We made a fun weekend out of it. .
He knocked out the planning, the execution.... And the finished product is AMAZING. we couldn't be happier.
Thanks to all the friends and neighbors for jumping in and lending a hand throughout!