Here is a throwback picture that was taken exactly one year ago today... Can you spot the @therooapron 🕵🏽♀️
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I have to admit, I’m a total perfectionist. I love it when things are clean, organized and, well...perfect. All of that goes out the window when I start seeds. I love just getting messy while listening to happy music and pretty much not really worrying about anything. When starting seeds, I find it easier just to let go of all the doubt. Not everything’s going to work and some seeds may not even germinate. That’s okay! I think that’s the fun of it really. It’s not a photogenic process, it’s messy and it’s not perfect. Here’s a photo of a cupcake tray I’m reusing to start strawberry seeds in. What kind of recycled material do you use to start seeds in?
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And so it begins! One of my favorites times of the year 😍 Anyone else love the smell of jasmine?
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Second batch of Broccoli Sprouts are doing well! Day 4 seeds on the right and day 1 seeds on the left!
My String of Hearts is falling apart and it's all my fault. Not because I neglected it, but because I was too attentive to it. I definitely over watered it and the soil is not drying out. I have been aerating the soil to get it to dry out more and pulled out a root ball and now I'm not sure what to do with it. Do I propagate it for a bit and let the roots grow a bit more or should I just go ahead and replant it? I love this plant and want it to do well. Should I try re-potting it to dryer soil? I'm a bit nervous to try anything with this plant now. Help me out here #plantpeople#stringofhearts#ceropegiawoodii#plants#houseplants#plantsofinstagram#plantcommunity#urbanjungle#urbangarden#notagreenthumb
****Closed**** Let's have a little fun this morning. Presales are coming tomorrow and if you were on the site last week you know the competition is fierce! So, I've decided to allow one of my customers to shop the presale via a special link that is only visible to them. The winner of this contest will get to pick one plant of their choosing, on the house. Only one.
I jealousy guard the 'first come/first serve' rule, so this will not affect presale availability to my loyal customers. But, it will allow one customer early visual access and one freebie of their choosing. This link will be sent via email to the winner sometime tomorrow afternoon.
So, rules are going to be drop dead simple. I have a predetermined time written down right now regarding when this giveaway will close (hint, it will be within the next five hours). When I type 'closed' the comment above mine will win. Comment as many times you would like. Type whatever you want, just keep it clean (or at very least clean-ish). If the comment includes a tag of a friend there will be two winners, both will receive a link and both will get one free plant of their choosing.
Please only tag one friend at a time -- AND PLEASE for the sake of all things spammy, make sure it's a friend that would like to know about this giveaway. Otherwise let's keep this between us. 💁🏼(This giveaway is not sponsored by Instagram, blah, blah, blah… have fun!)
These thanksgiving cactai cuttings (say that five times fast) from a month ago are starting to root! They look so pretty in pink but it’s actually a sign of the mother plant being stressed or not taken care of, like too much sunlight and too little water 🌵🌸
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I can't yet find the words to tell you all how this new space makes me feel, so I'll just leave it at this...
24 hours after the materials were delivered. The finishing touches tomorrow will be the icing on the cake 🤘
✅ Planting zone shape formed
✅ First layer of stone set
✅ Underfoot interlopers thoroughly enjoying themselves
⌚ Time for first beer, cement glue and gun, and next two layers of stone 💪🍻
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🌿 In my happy place 💚
✅ Finished building and gluing the stone bed ✅ Lined the bottom with several layers of cardboard to help prevent weed intrusion ✅ Filled it with bulk organic soil and compost, better quality bagged soil and conditioner, peat moss, worm castings, and pelletized chicken manure ✅ 29 new plants put to bed
🍻 Time for drinks all around! A brew for us, water for the plants.
🐓 Chicken-proofing, pretty details, and mulch on deck tomorrow.
Feeling under the weather and down with cold since last night, but then a friend send me this cutey #monkeypawfern at 7am which is certainly made my morning. 🙈🐵🐒🙈🐵🐒🙈🐵🐒
🌞🌄⚘Golden hour 🍃🐔🌙 The final product, almost.
Enjoying the last evening of unobstructed, fresh and tidy views of the nearly finished project... before a little fence was added and the beasts were let back into the rest of the yard this morning!
Yesterday, we pinned down coated chicken wire to the entire soil surface area in the new island, leaving a little opening around the base of each plant for room to grow, but otherwise covering every square inch. This is to prevent the girls from digging and destroying once they're ever allowed into the island itself, which will be many months from now, once the plants fill in and mature. The fencing was then covered with a couple inches of mulch/compost. The base of each new citrus tree each got a ring of pastel cobblestone, left over from the recent front yard project.
After this video was shot, we installed a 2 ft tall green wire fence just inside the stone border to block the girls access to getting inside the island for now, and then rolled up the partition that was keeping quarantined in the back half of the yard. It's kind of a bummer to have to put a little fence up around it, but totally necessary to protect the plants with these ladies around, and so worth it to be able to give them their freedom to free range! Thankfully it doesn't look as gaudy as I was worried it would! I'll show the finished product soon 👍
Also, as many of you requested, I am saving all the Stories from this project in a highlight called Backyard Reno. "Reno", like renovation, btw... No, we didn't get another house in Reno (like a few people thought! 😂😉)