greenhouse love.

mini indoor greenhouse design / sfgirlbybay

Femke Pastijn styling + photography by Jeroen van der Spek. i recently shared my patio makeover with you, but what i’ve only shared a few glimpses of here and there on instagram is the rest of my yard — which consists of a very large and daunting hillside i need to landscape. i’m getting to that, but then at the very top of the hill is this plateau, where... 
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caring for your green thumb.


as i mentioned yesterday, gardening is my new jam. i’ve been hitting the nursery so much they know me by name, but that’s okay — i like being a familiar face there. it will be a little while before i can really break ground on the pile of dirt on my hillside, so i’ve been planting lots of potted succulents, and herbs to cook with. my hands were getting... 
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thoughts for a friday.


japanese floral artist takaya-hanayuishi. slowly but surely it’s beginning to feel like spring around here. i know the rest of the country has got some thawing out and catching up to do, and i think if you happen to be in australia, it’s already summer, right? but my thoughts for a friday are turning to all things springtime. lazy days, pretty blooms, all those... 
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cactus flower.


i took a little lunchbreak on my patio this afternoon, and couldn’t help but find it quite peaceful back here, this weird little space off my kitchen nook. i keep killing everything in sight out here, because it gets an awful lot of wind, so i’ve finally succumbed to succulents. they do just fine in the gale storms that whip down from twin peaks into poor wind-swept... 
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secret hideout.


after my little crash and burn last week, i took some of your much needed good advice and spent some time outdoors this weekend. i am very lucky to have a secret garden, which when not engulfed in knee-high weeds, is a lovely little spot to hide out in the big bad city. robyn pope gardens transformed the weeds into a happy oasis of green a while ago, replacing them with river... 
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