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! 


We wanted to thank al the people that came to our N°9 shop! We are ready for our next challenge!

Enjoy the holidays, surround yourselves with friends and family and get ready for whatever 2015 will bring you! 

Picture: taken in the Huntington Botanical Gardens, LA


My letter to the lovely Fiona arrived the other day. She's an amazing cook and loves to take beautiful pictures of the food she makes. Everything always looks so delicious. Take a look here.

Picture taken by Fiona Ling

Plant swap + shop update

We updated our online shop with some new items! Have a look...we hope you like it!
And for the people in the Antwerp area, we are organizing a plant swap in our N°9 shop this Saturday. Feel free to come by with an old plant to swap it for another one.

See you there!