15 April 2010

All things nature.

Recently I have been obsessed with all things nature. Whenever I wander down a quiet street in my town my eyes search the area for interesting-looking flower buds, branches, grasses. I feel like there is so much to be taken in that I get overwhelmed.

Since germinating the seeds for my outdoor garden I have become further interested in the process of raising the delicate little seeds till they become seedlings and then 'of the age' to be transplanted. My zucchini seeds have grown so much that I'm afraid they will get too big to transplant!! (I heard that this can be an actual problem.) We built a 4'x 4'x 6" box which we need to fill with a soil mixture that we are creating so that transplanting idea can become a reality.  Here is a blurry picture I hastily took of my current zucchini situation:

See how the zucchini is taking over the entire tray of seeds?  I think it is going to soon kill the other baby seeds.  So sad!!  I need to get my garden going!

I came across this amazing tabletop that you can grow plants in. What a great idea and so aesthetically pleasing!! If only the website was in English.

Speaking of brilliant ideas for the garden, have you heard of Terrain at Styer's?  It's basically a wonderland filled with beautiful and unique garden and home goodies (and more).  I have passed by it maybe twice and both times I wasn't able to stop by and go in to see it for myself.  Every time I kick myself for not going in!!

I would love to have these in my garden:

This amazing planter...
This bird fountain - a bit extravagant but it's humble enough to fit right into a country garden...

And maybe a few of these Pin Dot Spheres to light your patio when you are having those late summer outdoor dinner parties.  I would love to see the shadows these cast!

Plant tabletop found at Bloesem.

Images above are embedded with a link back to Terrain at Styer's.


  1. Wow! That zucchini is huge! I can't wait to post (tonight) about my seedlings. They've grown so! I love the bird fountain. If I had it in my back yard I would feel relaxed every time I looked at it.

  2. Yes! Looking forward to your post. If I had it in my backyard I would probably feel a little too relaxed, if you know what I mean. ;)

  3. That plant tabletop is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing!

    Creative people make me happy :-)


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