Apr 11, 2017

Plants, plants, plants

written by Nives
in category Lifestyle

Oh dear. It’s been an age. The moment when I’ve realised it’s time to move on and do something around here was a friend messaging me asking “Where is the granola recipe??”, almost two months after I’ve said I was going to post it. And, to be honest, I didn’t even try to come up with an excuse. Since the last post, we’ve moved into our first flat, and let me tell you – it’s hard. You think ‘alright now we have everything, we’re ready to move in!’ and then you realise that you need curtains and mixing bowls and tea towels and some actual towels and toiletries, and a million other little things.

But it’s been a couple of weeks now, we’re back from the UK, and it is so nice to be home! One of the main things that help with the cozy home feel are plants. First I’ve gotten an orchid and a cyclamen for the International women’s day. Then we went out and got three more from the local nursery. Next thing you know – there are ten of them.

As all the unexperienced plant owners, right away we started googling names and looking up ways to keep them alive and healthy. Then Lee started sketching them all, we came up with the idea of making a weekly watering calendar and while I was thinking how it’d be cool to make a desktop wallpaper with all the drawings, Lee was already making it. Brilliant. (if you like it as much as I do, you can download it here.)


We’re still getting to grips with the whole watering thing as different websites say different things. The best method seems to be trial and error i.e. trying something one week and if it doesn’t work, something else the next. We’re currently looking for some more plants that love direct sunlight, for the windowsills, so if you have some suggestions please send them our way! Also some suggestions for books, blogs and instas (basically all the things) revolving around books would be greatly appreciated.

Peace ✌️