Urban Gardening: Photo Post 1

Urban gardening can be an amazing experience, even in unforgiving weathers like ours – for me, it has been a life changing experience. And yes, it takes lots of work, patience, and dedication; but the result is SO worth it. To be surrounded by plants when you live among the concrete as we do, has been like creating a little piece of paradise.

The pics below were taken a couple of days ago in our roof garden. These photo posts have no other intention than to inspire you to create your own  :).


Alyssum (Globularia Maritima), an endemic coastal plant, flowering beautifully on a shaded area.

Marigolds (Calendula Officinalis) in three different colours.


Moorish Sage (Salvia Canariensis), another endemic and very rare plant, coming back to life after its winter sleep.


Chocolate Mint (Mentha Piperita v.Chocolate) – delightful taste, but needs constant pruning.


Wild Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris), one of my favourite cooking herbs!


Wild Marjoran (Origanum Mejorana), another staple of Canarian cooking.


Catmint (Nepeta Cataria) – we have four cats, so it is only natural that we keep them “supplied” with a few varieties of this plant.

Two days ago, I posted about how to make this wine box planter. The pictures posted were from the day it was made, around two months ago – and this one is from a couple of days ago. As you can see, everything is growing beautifully – all the plants have gone through a couple of prunings, and it looks like a third one is coming soon :).


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