think spring.

The weather is finally improving a wee bit here in Boston. No snow, more sun. That’s really something to cheer about. And so, to get in that continued spirit of cheer, it made sense to outfit my kitchen with all of this rebirth’s trappings. Mini-daffodils in little pots it is!

What do you do to make your space feel spring?

Garden go…

This weekend, there was plenty of planting in the sunshine; every summer, my mum has a pretty remarkable veggie garden, filled with cukes, tomatoes, an entire section of herbs, zucchini, coveted hot peppers like jalapenos, lettuces, green beans, bell peppers, strawberries, canteloupes, and even broccoli.

She gets quite a yield (if its not too hot or too rainy, but a nice mixture of the two) and doles it out to us family members on the reg, so it could be defined as “The Wolf Family C.S.A.”. Yum.

What’s more, we had plenty of digging help from the corgi, Sir Winston, and there was a lot of snaps for the Macro May Flickr Set.

While I do have a garden terrace here in Boston, my space is lacking for proper planting, so I can only rely on working a few pots, which I got started on filling this weekend–some by taking and splitting some of my mum’s plants. This included jalapenos, salsa peppers, basil, cilantro, chives, and mint (for mojitos, obviously!).

I’ll probably do a few tomato plants again this year; I had some descent success last go around.

City planting is an interesting animal; what do you manage to successfully pot plant here in Boston?

File Under: I can’t wait to make homemade salsas and minty mojitos! I should have a gathering, no?

Pottage…

I’m trying desperately to usher in Spring and liven up my life and knock off this February rain, which means potting some house plants in bright ceramic pots in the hopes the weather will respond in a similarly bright fashion.

My African Violets haven’t bloomed in awhile, which leaves me a bit worried and perhaps too diligently hovering and feeding.

What types of house plants do you recommend when all day direct sunlight is most often hard to come by?