Friday, March 29, 2013

The yard project

Now, although we have a really small yard, I would like to use that space to grow a mini garden and my current focus is to get the garden blooming for spring and summer. Hopefully, it will be all set in the next month or so just in time to enjoy some evening cups of tea with T's mom while admiring the plants. The project started a couple of weeks back and here are the updates so far...

The first step of course was weeding and mulching the soil and T was of great help!

A rusty old bench (left by the previous home-owners) is being used as a prop for the yard, and I added some pots around it to create a little more space for plants and hopefully, they will add a layered effect for some character. 

I planted some bulbs and seeds a few weeks back per my expert consultants (mom and aunt) and I am patiently waiting for the seedlings to grow.

While they are testing my patience, I went to the garden store today to buy fillers for some empty spaces. I am hoping to fit a miniature garden somewhere in-between and hobby-lobby was a great place to shop for miniatures.

Here are all the things from my shopping bag! :-)

I think my evening just got a little busier! I better get started outside before it gets too dark!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

The newest addition to the family (my cousin's fiance) has won my heart with these lovely orchids and the prettiest floral birthday cake she sent for mom's birthday! Pretty gifts from a pretty girl!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Fiddle-leaf Fig Tree

Lately, I have been seeing fiddle leaf fig trees in every catalog that I browse for decor ideas, they are everywhere on Pinterest and yet, I could not find them in any of the local nurseries. A quick search on google returned some results that these plants start at a minimum of $75+ and they are indeed rare to find.

Here are some pics from and of this lovely plant:

So, I was jumping with joy when I found them at Ikea this weekend for $12! T could just not understand why I was so excited and why I had to buy 3 of them! They are a little small, but I cant wait for them to grow up soon (would love for them to branch up to about 4 feet tall).

Friday, March 1, 2013

What was supposed to be a relaxed week actually turned out to be an extremely busy week with after-training socials on Tuesday, catching-up with the long list of errands and chores around the house on Wednesday and having guests for dinner on Thursday which got wrapped-up way past my bed-time (but was a lot of fun!). The week very exciting but I am also so glad that Friday is here. Finally, getting some time to enjoy a peaceful evening cup of tea!

Also – March is here – Looking forward to Spring time blooms! :-)