Month: November 2015

Japan camelia

Back from Japan

Oh Japan Japan. We got back yesterday night and this is just a sneak peek because there’s about 4000 photos to be sorted out. Yes, there is. But I promise there will be lots of Japan posts soon. Japan was a dream come true and even more. The culture shock yesterday after arriving back to Finland was horrible. I felt more home in Japan. It’s so hard to explain why but luckily my Z shares my thoughts so there’s one person who understands. The Japanese culture, food, gardens, people made so big impression to us. And as we experienced a little earthquake in Kyoto, I think at the same time my whole world was shaken a bit. In a really good way.   Advertisements

Japan, here we come!

It’s time! Today we’re flying to Japan. I’m beyond excited, cannot believe this is finally happening. The blog will be quiet for two weeks (or maybe more) but I promise I share every little garden detail after we’ve come back. OMG! JAPAN!!!!!! Nyt on aika! Tänään lennämme Japaniin. Oon enemmän kuin innoissani, en usko, että tämä päivä vihdoin tuli. Blogi tulee olemaan hiljainen ainakin kaksi viikkoa (ehkä hieman kauemminkin) mutta lupaan, että jaan jokaisen puutarhoihin liittyvän yksityiskohdan, kun olemme saapuneet takaisin. OMG!!! JAPANI!!!

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DIY: Bulbs in a pot

There are so many lovely plants in this world that I’m in a big trouble when having just a balcony as my playground. How wonderful would it be to have a big garden all by myself, adding spring bulbs every year, every kind of bulb, every colour. Yes, bulbs. For a month now, it’s been a perfect time to plant your bulbs for the next spring: tulips, alliums, crocuses, hyacinths… I love them all! So much that I really wanted to try to grow them in my balcony boxes and pots. Now, I know the final result in the spring but one can hope. If you want to try growing tulips and other bulbs in pots, here are few tips: Plant bulbs more closer to each other than you would when putting them on a ground in a garden (but in a way that they are not touching each other). That makes your pots bloom full! Choose also different kinds of bulbs to make it look more interesting. Remember to make a good drainage with gravel. The …