green things…

June 27, 2008

and no, we’re not talking in the environmental sense…(although we could be…maybe?) anywho, I just happen to love the color.  In fact, I acquired quite the “green thumb” today…in a very literal way

from painting green things…

(this is just a teaser, I know…but I’m only on layer 2, so you’ll just have to revisit this little blog in the coming weeks to see the completed project)

Oh and if you were impressed with this small miracle…take a look at here…

That, my friends, is basil in my garden…but not just any basil…real survivor basil!  As in, I gave up and left the pot outside to freeze last year, and somehow, someway, this little baby just kept on growing…(maybe I should be nicer to it this year.)  In fact, maybe I should keep my green thumb in paint rather than touch the plants in my garden….they seem to grow better that way…

Happy Friday folks!

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small miracle

May 20, 2008

I’ve never had much of a green thumb,  but last year I got a little obsessed with clippings.  Clip some of this…some of that…stick in a jar of water and wait for roots to sprout like magic.  I believed that in some small way, if I started from scratch…I’d be more attentive to them…(in other words, remember to water and bring inside before a freeze)…

I cataloged my garden, an eclectic mix herbs I would never eat, and “pretty plants”

  • Mexican Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Mexican Heather
  • Aloe
  • Jade
  • Nick’s wild fern
  • Beloved Rubber Tree

Took me about two months to sprout a root on the rubber tree clipping.  I had Nick plant the sprig with utmost care.  I fertilized, watered, nurtured, and loved that bloody plant…and when the great freeze came, I begged Nick to cover this plant as it had grown too big to haul indoors with the rest.  All was well, until we forgot to remove the plastic cover…and my beautiful plant burned to a crisp.  This spring, I opted not to clip…too disheartened by my loss…that is until I woke up the other day, and saw this…

A tiny bit of green…

a closer look

small miracle indeed…