Grey sunday

On this very grey sunday, I'm practicing on drawing garden perspectives for school. It is harder than it looks! But it really does give a much better understanding how your garden would look. So I'll keep on practicing!

When visiting a nursery yesterday, I could help myself buying a new plant. I love the quirky shape and color of this Sedum!

- In love with this website and the work of these people!
- As I am participating with 40 days no meat, I'm on the lookout for new recipes. This looks delecious!
- A very honest blogpost that gave me a good feeling. A must read!

Our Strange Nature x Madame Volt

Two weeks ago we teamed up with Madame Volt to make pictures for her new SS15 collection. Using plants, vintage and found object we created a green atmosphere that goes well with her hand painted wooden jewelry! I took some behind the scene pictures. The full collection you can find on here facbook page here.  If you ever want to work with us on projects - big or small - we would be more than happy to! 

Propagation of succulents

Have you ever tried to propagate your own succulents from leaves? It is so easy! All you need to do is take a leaf, let the wound dry for a few days (very important!) and then put it on a tray with some soil. After that, you can forget about them. Once and a while they need a bit of water. I read about in last summer and during my holiday in California in October, I collected quit a few leaves that I took home with me. Finally they are sprouting! Now it's an addiction. In every garden center I can't resist to take some leaves home. Oeps :-)

My  was invited to participate in his first international exhibition! If you live close to Mannheim, Germany, make sure to drop by! Here is the facebook page.  


Winter has officially kicked in! It was snowing all day yesterday but today, when I woke up, the sky was bright blue and the sun was shining! Perfect for a walk in the park behind our house.  People were making snowmen, sledding, walking,...  

When I got home, I made some hot milk with honey with some gingerbread cookies (delicious Esther!)  and enjoyed reading in 'De Tuin op tafel'. This magazine is filled with tips on vegetable gardening, interviews, recipes,etc. It was sent to us as a gift by the editorial office because in 2015 they will also focus on garden bloggers. Thanks so much!