I used some of my spare time yesterday to clean up our balcony and re organise my plants. I now have enough dirt-free space to comfortably sit out there and read in the sunshine. During a break from reading a decided to take a few photos of my favourite plants.
My plant is growing a thing! :D
I had an afternoon of kitchen windowsill gardening a little while ago and ended up re-potting and moving around nearly everything. I think it turned out quite nicely :)
Accidental knock over of this plant resulted in a much needed re-potting.
No Kewpie is safe in this house!
My obsession with Kewpie’s has caused a few to be added to my window sill garden in parts. I quite like the look of them here.. it’s almost as if they’re really odd plants that have sprouted up amongst all the succulents.
Yes that is an elephant butt in the background.
Edit: Does anyone know how I can flip my photo so they aren’t posted sideways on tumblr?
Carrying on with my gardeny craft obsession:
I had this old Kewpie Doll laying around the house for ages that I’d found in an op shop for a dollar or two. It had these groovy little hand knitted underpants on and I fell in love. Since then it’s just sat around looking sad so I decided to put it to good use.. And by good use I mean replacing it’s head with a Jelly Bean plant (I am a bit obsessed with those too!).
It’s head now resides on a glitter red artists’ model manikin thing. He seems much happier now :)
Latest craft obsession: Turning toys/novelty tea sets into plant holders.
I saw someone else on tumblr doing this and painting the dinosaurs they used with neon or gold paint. I was suitably impressed but liked the idea of using a range of toys and items and keeping their colours as they were so I decided to do it myself.
So far I have pirate heads, skulls, dinosaurs, coffee cups, little glass bottles that are meant to hold dried herbs, several regular pot plants and an elephant I accidentally “Decapitated plus a little bit more” as Ben so eloquently put it when I told him I had cut my poor elephant in half (pictured above lying on the floor looking sad after being patched up with my newly found hot glue gun). Good news is my elephant made a full recovery and now has an awesomely named plant called a Jelly Bean plant (hopefully) growing in it. I’m pretty excited about this.
My kitchen windowsill garden is growing, looks lovely and I have a sense of pride and accomplishment that I have only nearly killed one plant since I started it.
PS I also recently repotted my original jelly bean plant this evening. It looks much happier now in its bigger pot behind the brontosaurus (?) in one of the unrotated pictures above.