“The master of the garden is the one who waters it, trims the branches, plants the seeds, and pulls the weeds. If you merely stroll through the garden, you are but an acolyte.” – Vera Nazarian
Oh, no review on this baby yet. I just felt like photographing the product with my real flowers and uh-- the fake one that I bought from Tj Maxx. The joy of waking up the next day, stepping out to my yard to see my flowers had bloomed so much, just overnight! If you looked at my Flaming Katy from a couple or so posts back, not many bloomed.
But here in this photo, my gosh. So many sprouted and just that alone makes my heart sing! I am in awe at nature, every single fucking time. Now I await for the butterflies to come. I want the caterpillars to be all over my Marigolds. I want to care for them, watch them spin themselves into a silky cocoon or a shiny chrysalis, then emerge into a butterfly. Oh that- that moment I want to capture with both my eyes and lens. Then I want to share it with you all.
Anybody here a green thumb? Beginner or expert. Even just caring after plants, if you're not growing any yourself. What plants are you currently caring for?
I have a few flowers/herbs waiting to sprout from seedlings. Snapdragons, Ireland bells, catnip, etc. Also Hawaiian chili peppers too! My grandmother is quite the expert when it comes to gardening, as well as my grandfather, if he were still alive. They'd be working together to maintain a big, flourishing garden, filled with fruit trees and herbs. They're not big on growing flowers.
For them, it's all about the mango and guava trees and Aloe Vera. They used to have all sorts of fruit trees! Now, it's just my grandmother. All she has is Aloe Vera in front of her house. She'd use it to treat burns, bug bites, etc.
I feel like everyone should learn how to garden. Not just have a bunch of plants indoors. It's like some sort of trend, not a bad one. I'm all for it, I encourage it. But to go outside and tend to your own garden? To watch your babies grow? To flourish? Man, it hits you differently. REALLY get in touch with nature.
Big thanks to our amazing, hardworking team that is at the heart of what Grasstains is all about.
Luis is an example of the kind of dedicated and enthusiast team never who is great to work with everyday. Luis braved the cold and dusting of snow at 6:30am this Friday morning to help layout plants at an irrigation and landscaping project in West Linn. Even at that hour in the freezing cold Luis was helping ID and perfectly place each plant with care while practicing their latin pronunciations. 😂
We are serious about keeping our promises to clients and schedules matter. We are even more serious about loving what we do and having a good attitude 🙌
We are very proud to say we are the original and most trusted landscape suppliers in the Southern Highlands. As the Southern Highland’s largest supplier of mulch, sand, topsoil and stone, with efficient and convenient delivery, we owe it to our amazing customers 😁🙏
Our delicious native finger limes are enjoying some much needed rain this morning 🌧️. We have new stock in-store now in 7 different varieties!
Finger limes are an attractive spiny citrus shrub or small tree that can grow up to 6m tall. They are an understory rainforest plant, and have been used as a bush tucker food for 1000's of years. And now, they are a sought after fruit by top restaurants world wide!
They have delicious caviar like fruit that grows in a long cylindrical shape (like a finger!). The zesty beads can be used with seafood, in salads, drinks, deserts and marmalades. In addition to their tasty fruit, their thorny growth habit provides the perfect habitat for small native birds.
They can grow in full sun or part-shade, in the ground or in pots and in a variety of soils. If you have any questions about growing finger limes at your home, come on down and chat with us. Our friendly team would be more then happy to help 🙂
🌱Split-leaf philodendron🌱monstera deliciosa🌱 this is a new baby that I propagated from a friend's plant. It was doing pretty bad at first. I didnt know how to care for it. I moved it from my living room to my kitchen window and look how happy qnd pretty it is now! It makes me very proud! 💁♂️ I cant wait to see what this little monster is goi g to turn into 🥰
I can’t help myself! Seed starting is kind of an obsession with me. As we close in on the launch of my Master Seed Starting course in less than 2 weeks (1/30), I’ve been reflecting back on the work in progress going back 2 years to get ready for this course. Thousands of seeds and seedlings later, we’re almost ready and I am super pumped to share with you so much great information and side by side comparisons around lighting, fertilizer, heat mats, watering, best soil, etc! Link in profile to the Online Gardening Academy for more info and get on notification list when enrollment opens. 👍
I'm very suspicious of how well my scindapsus is doing because usually they curl up by now and then refuse to be happy no matter what I do. New leaves every few days, not one curled leaf... *narrows eyes* what are you playing at, friend 🤨
Succulents are a love of ours, because they are are easy to grow and maintain. Everyone always asks what our secret is to growing succulents. Do you wanna know what it is? Stop watering them so much!😂🤣 This beauty showing off in the front is an Echeveria, variety ‘Perle Von Nurnberg’
I know, the names are always so crazy and difficult to remember. We have the same problem, but we have been getting better with them over the years.
I’m sure some are wondering what the purple stripe leaf is in the far right corner. That is Purple Variegated Setcreasea. One of our favorite textured spillers!
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We finally had our first sunny day, in what feels like forever! We couldn’t wait to get outside into the greenhouse, so we skipped getting ready and just went out in our jammies. We were out there for most of the day just playing with the plants and watering them. I could tell that the plants were happy to see the sunshine as well! When I said it was time to go in to get ready, the girls did not want to go in. they said that they wish that they could just live out in the greenhouse. That made me so happy❤️ as you saw in stories, our four-year-old, Sayla, has already become a pro at knowing how to plant plants and pinch them for ultimate bushiness!
The kiddos were so inspired by the sunshine, that they decided they wanted to make a new gardening for kids. That’s a new series we started last season for the girls. They said that they wanted to teach and show other kids how to do things in the garden, and how to enjoy things in the garden. So they had so much fun making a video on these really cute gardening kits for kids from @windowgarden.us
That video will be out soon. The kids will love it! We feel it’s very important to get kids involved in gardening so that way the next generation knows how to grow food and enjoy the simple things in life.
If you would like to learn from us, and learn along with us, feel free to click the link in my bio. That will take you to The Lawrence Network, our YouTube channel, with hundreds of gardening videos and family fun!
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