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  :).

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

Marigolds (Calendula Officinalis) in three different colours.

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

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

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

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

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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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