I’ve been having a hard time remembering to carry my real camera with me…but thankfully I always have my phone camera.
These pictures were taken 1 minute apart.
Rain in LA is a HUGE deal…
The current dogs of my life.
I have a small out door space between my door and the neighbors window that I have claimed for my little patio garden/jungle/farm. The space is pretty drab but I am trying my hardest to maintain my little garden.
My gramma gave me a watch-cat the last time I was at her house.
Call me Farmer Whitney.
One of my goals this year was to have an herb garden…I am happy to report that I am succeeding in herb gardening.
My tomato plant has quite an abundant harvest coming in but it’s looking a little leggy and sparse in the leaf department.
I have been using this little beaker set for propagating philodendron, basil, and Lantana.
My little Lantana experiment and my successful Basil propagation [Side Note: I am TERRIBLE at keeping Basil alive so I saved this little guy when his little stem started to rot (does this happen to anyone else?) and look at him now!)
Spring officially starts on March 20th, here in LA it’s pretty much been Spring since the heat “ended” in early November (we had two weeks where it was right around 60 degrees…so we all froze). This Spring, and probably forever and always, I am loving crazy shaped glass terrariums, hanging planters, and anything with facets, these are some of my favorites from the wonderful world of the internets.
1. Leather Latched Wall Planter via Anthropologie
4. Bedside Blooms Vase Set via Modcloth
5. Glass Garden Terrarium via Anthropologie
6. Hanging Glass Terrarium via CB2
8. Blown Glass Terrerium via West Elm
9. Angled Plant Stand via CB2
10. Sahel Wall Planters via Anthropologie
Today I have a very simple houseplant project using Heartleaf Philodendron cuttings and test tube shot glasses.
For this simple windowsill test tube vase project you will need:
I am using Heartleaf Philodendron.
You will need to cut small enough cuttings off of your plant in order to stick out to your desired length. When you have cut the stems scrape off a small section of the tip and dampen with water. Dip the damp stem into the rooting powder and drop into the test tubes and fill with water. Refill the water as needed.
I’m going to be honest, I bought these test tubes on sale at Urban Outfitters with the intention of doing something like this, I wish it was because I had some crazy mad scientist party planned but alas I did not, I am just obsessed with propagating philodendron.
I love Philodendron for two reasons; the first being that it is very hardy, it really just needs some sunlight and water (added bonus it tells you when it needs water by getting droopy). The second reason is that propagates well, if you have two or three plants you will have unlimited cuttings because it grows super fast and gets real leggy.
I’ve had these little guys in their tubes for a few weeks now and they are happy as clams (if clams were plant cuttings living in water and sun).
What simple houseplant projects are making your home bright?
On Monday I FINALLY broke down and bought an iPhone…I resisted for so long for a multitude of reasons and I have to admit I was little ashamed of myself…but that quickly disappeared as soon as I realized how majestically awesome smart phones actually are…seriously there really is an app for everything.
The app I was most excited for (and may or may not have been a huge reason as to why I finally bought a smartphone) is Instagram…yup I have my very own hipster machine…and it feels so good.
So I give you my week in Instagram:
I have already posted about my window sill succulent garden and since January 11th my succulent garden has expanded inside.
I now sleep with a hanging fruit basket full of succulents above my bed, I sleep next to a box of succulents and I still have succulents looking into my window. ..at this rate I am going to turn into a succulent.