Ups and downs of gardening

It’s felt much longer but we had started the gardening project just a month ago. The joy it brings is hard to describe. And it’s a learning process as well.  Initially we planted strawberry plants, onions, cucumber, two tomato plants, kohlrabis and broccoli. And two beautiful hydrangeas. One night at the end of April, the…

Gardening – the pilot

This month, one of my dreams came true. For a few years, I have been thinking about trying to grow my own vegetables, herbs and flowers. I am a city type of person, thats feels at my best at a cafe, but it seems that the legacy gene has resurfaced. I’ve been drawn closer to…

Where beauty meets beauty

This weekend I took part in a flower workshop organized by the National gallery.  We had a flower-themed lecture by an art historian, where we viewed photographs, paintings and sculptures and listened to accompanying historical facts about potraying plants and flowers in the art. It was almost surreal, the venue, the distant chatter of gallery…

So the spring has arrived!

It was unthinkable just a couple of days ago, but the spring is indeed here. We went to a local marketplace on a sunny Saturday morning, to buy some vegetables and fruits – garlic, young onions, tomatoes, Brussel sprouts, paprika and apples. The moment we entered, I noticed an old gentleman carring a bunch of…

Thinking about spring

After several very busy weeks, the deadline for a project deliverable finally came, and this weekend was a reward for me. I spent it at my mum’s house. While my mum and Ema were cooking and baking – something they love to do, I went flower shopping. I was roaming the flower shops of my…

The magic of arranging flowers

The time spent by arranging flowers, is the time when I completely forget about the world around me. A bomb can explode next to me, and I would be like “just hold on…. ”. To pick flowers, whether in a shop, in a garden or a meadow, is already so enjoyable. But the process of…

Bouquets of field flowers

This morning, I stopped by in the meadows near our village. My intention was to pick up some of the flowers to create a lush red-purple-pink bouquet. Eventually I ended up splitting it 🙂 The red poppies stand out so much that I decided not to add anything else. Here is the mix of the…

How I became an amateur florist

Last year in March, I participated in a flower arranging session at a local flower shop.  While devouring on cake and coffee, we were handed material ( I think it was up to 10 different types of flowers ) and the lector showed the arrangement she prepared using those flowers. We were supposed to prepare…