Gardening

Spring Onions

Hey guys! So, my husband is going to be back very soon and I’ve realized I have so many unfinished projects. I’ve been hanging curtains, pictures, and donating bags full of stuff. Organizing and decluttering my house has helped me refocus back to my favorite hobbies. For example, my gardening. If you guys recall my last gardening post, my current plants were basil and broccoli. I made a slight error and over watered my basil. I didn’t take the colder weather into consideration when watering and the roots rotted. On an even sadder note, something (most likely a caterpillar) ate the leaves of my broccoli. I think it’s still salvageable, but I need to do some more research. Right now it’s 31 degrees outside. Because of this, I’ve chosen to take on a smaller project that I can do indoors.

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I love the fresh taste of spring onions. But, ever time I purchase a bushel at the supermarket, 75% of it goes bad. I hate wasting food. So, I decided to  grow my own. I started my plants by cutting four, store bought spring onions down to the white part. I put them in a small plastic bowl with water for about two weeks.

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I pruned the spring onions and prepared them for their new home. By the way, I bought this glass mug at dollar tree.

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My plants needed some extra support since they grew side ways in the plastic container. I found these medium sized skewers at the grocery store and mini clothespins at Hobby Lobby.

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This was my final product. The mug fits in my kitchen windowsill so it gets plenty of sunlight and is protected from the cold at the same time. On Pinterest, you can can find ways to home grow other things you may purchase regularly (carrots, celery, etc.)

Thanks for reading and I really hope you guys enjoyed this post. Until next time!

-Kenia

 

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Samla

Here in Norfolk, there’s a lot of really unique local businesses and they are usually in walking distance of each other. The newest addition to my favorite block is a shop named Samla.

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As my cousin and I walked in, the cashier/Florist was working on some beautiful wreaths and informed us that shop had recently been reconfigured into a florist shop.

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In general, this place has a really great vibe.

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It could have been anything from the Eucalyptus candles, crystals, or just being in a room full of thriving greenery.

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I ended up leaving with this bushel of French Lavender and the scent is truly next level.

That’s it for this post. I’m hoping to do a DIY and another shopping post soon. I really hope you guys have been enjoying the post lately. Please leave a like if you did and follow my page if you haven’t already. Thank you and until next time!

 

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Pagoda Park

Today, my cousin and I decided to have a picnic. After 30 minutes of research we found this super cool spot called Pagoda Park. This park is really interesting because it’s an Asian themed park surrounded by a ship port, a brownstone neighborhood, a busy mall, and a street full of shops and restaurants. With all of this action you would think this park would be loud and leave you unable to relax. To our surprise, the park was calm and beautiful. I will now let the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy!

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