My knees grow weak at the sight of Lupines (Lupinus polyphyllus) in bloom. We spotted this stunning field of Lupines along the road in Tenant’s Harbor, Maine in June when the Lupines dot the meadows and fields of Maine. These are not the wild Lupines of the Western U.S., but a European strain from a century ago that spread. The foliage is toxic to sheep and horses, so many lupine fields in Maine have been rooted up. Lupines prefer a dry, shallow and sandy soil. They are best growing wild along the roads and in meadows. The lupine puts on an incredible show, one flower for 2-3 weeks, then the foliage turns brown and that is it, so best to leave them to run wild and return every June.
Does this weather have anyone else thinking spring and gardening??? It was take out the compost day. I mean it's been time for a day or two now. As in #pilingup . When the weather broke today I quite enjoyed dumping the huge bowl and turning over the compost bin.
I used to secretly despise fruits and veggies. Like really. I would eat them because I knew they were good for me...and because I wanted to be a good example for my girls.
I can now say I prefer to choose a salad as an appetizer instead of wings when we go out. I pick a 🍌 or 🍎 now quicker than a granola bar. I am excited about trying new combinations of vegetables and fruits with meals.
And these changes aren't just seen in my menu options but also in my skin and hair health and growth. Feed yourself the right fuel and you can't go wrong but you have to want the food and absorb the nutrients. With my #tools aka Fab4 I WANT to feed myself the right fuel and my bodies is able to absorb the nutrients better...AND I am amplifying all of what our fruits, vegetables and meats lack in soil nutrients. 😮😮😮 I sometimes have to pinch myself and ask who I am. So not a #healthnut ! But love redefining who I always thought I was!
Also, my compost bin is almost full. So not only is my gut getting balanced but my garden is going to be so super happy this spring by all the extra fruits and veggies it's getting too!!! #gardening#compost#fruitsandveggies#betterfuel#toolset#balanced#mamaof5
Keeping things simple, subtle, ceramic and oh so sophisticated with our Brooklyn babe.⠀
Ceramic Brooklyn Pot Collection available in 3 assorted sizes at a Bunnings Warehouse near you. ⠀
Gorgeous styling from @_misskara⠀
Hope you’re having a great week,⠀
Some more Cornish Stone walling delivered and built today, it really has been a battle over the last few weeks with this weather.... a huge thank you to our very patient customers, although it has been torrential we have still been on site every day.... @cornishlandscaper #landscaper#newquay#landscapedesign#gardening#gardenrooms
Halle-freakin-lujah this kale! 🌿🎉
Confession: I do NOT have a green thumb👎. Quite the opposite actually (...orange thumb?👍). Apartment life doesn’t allow me to have my own garden, but I haven’t even graduated from keeping basic potted plants alive. I’ve tried basil, rosemary, parsley, mint, cilantro, and green onions, but they’ve all met a withered demise. Hence, the miracle of this #kale for surviving weeks of freezing temperatures right now 😇. The most #zerowaste method of food consumption is to grow it yourself - no packaging, no transportation, no pesticides (if grown organically), and no wasted time at the grocery store. Living in an apartment that gets only a sliver of natural lighting makes the dream of growing most of my own food nearly impossible... but I won’t give up without a fight! 💪🌿🎍
I’d love any advice on #apartmentgardening - especially when space and lighting is minimal. I’ve seen so many apartment gardening accounts that seem to succeed only based on having ample sunlight, and I definitely can’t relate. Also give me a shoutout if you’re an expert kale grower who can advise me on keeping this stuff alive 😊