Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Years ago, I saw in an old issue of Martha Stewart Living pictures of water plants being grown in glass jars indoors. I loved the way these looked and decided to use this idea when we were planning Q’s nursery.
We had a bunch of old jars left over from our wedding decorations so I used these as containers. Using monofiliament tied in macrame knots, I then hung them from hooks in the window of Q’s room.
At first, I didn’t know where to get water plants so I just took clipping from plants that I had around the house. They would root in the water, and live for a little while before getting all goopy and gross with algae. I got recommendations from a few people who had ponds and they said to check out Hill Haven. This place is wonderful. The woman who worked there was extremely helpful and I ended up getting a number of different plants including Temple Plants, Taro (Black Magic), Parrots Feather, Water Lettuce, Duckweed, Azolla, and Salvinia.
I mentioned this little project of ours a little while back. Now that football season is in full swing, I thought it would be appropriate to share our new site. Andrew had the idea for these shirts a long time ago but we never had the means to have them made. While we were living in NYC, we screen printed some prototypes ourselves which worked well enough to print a few. Finally, we had shirts professionally printed and they are available here. Women’s sizes are currently being printed and will be up for sale soon!
Friday, September 10, 2010
We’ve been having a few days of fall-like temperatures around here, and it hit me how fast this summer went. The garden is still doing its thing and we still have green beans, soy beans, butternut squash, carrots and potatoes to harvest. There are some straggler tomatoes and peppers out there but those are about done. We’re thinking of trying to grow lettuce indoors during the winter. Anyone have any luck doing this?
Here are some photos of this year’s bounty: