Remember last year’s post about my attempts to turn our kitchen into a greenhouse? I think it’s time for an update:
One of my many hobbies: filling all kinds of old containers with green life. Mostly ivy, sempervivum, and some fern, aloe vera, moss, and a green plant I can’t name (but it multiplies on its own). I love ivy. And how adorable is the sempervivum in the little milk jug? Not sure yet what to do with the old tea kettle in the background I found recently – use it to brew ginger tea, or plant ivy (or maybe lavender) inside?
Ivy in a cracked glass pitcher we don’t use anymore as it leaks (so I just put already potted ivy inside instead of filling the pitcher itself with soil the way I’d have preferred to).
As I said, this kind of plant multiplies. It starts to grow a “child” dangling from the mother plant, which you then put into water until it grows its own roots; then it can be potted and cut off. This little family lives on top of our fridge, next to the coffee making thing.
If I could read your mind, I’d do so by the light of a lonely lamp, late in the evening, when stars begin to appear in the glass-blue twilight of early summer dusk.