My secret garden.

I, like sweet little Mary Lennox, believe in the healing power of gardening. My father is a beautiful, natural gardener and a constant inspiration for my plant pursuits. Apartment living can be tough on plants, limited sun exposure, an overactive heater, it's enough to make a girl feel like a failure....

I think i've finally gotten a handle of what works in my apartment, i have indirect southern and northern exposure. This is why i adore a good terrarium, I rarely have to water them and i can have all of my favorites that i can barely keep alive outside a jar, ferns, fittonia, moss and baby's tears. Most live atop of my dresser in the bedroom. I love how they look like victorian science experiments.
It's an addiction, i swear. I buy find myself buying things for the jars they come in and those cheesy grandma candy dishes in thrift stores for the glass toppers to put on my old canning jars.
I am completely obsessed with these old illustrations. They are all old "Home & Garden" covers from the late teens. I want to be a beautiful, amazingly dressed gardener in my own flower garden. Someday it'll happen. The power of positive thinking!
I just love this girl. I feel like someone looked into my heart and painting who i want to be these days.
This is my dream summer cottage. I hope to make my home look like it could be inside of this charmer.

Now if only i could wrangle some swans to hover outside my apartment window all day long.

9 comments:

  1. heavy sigh...i love your blog. i'm officially addicted. it is my daily candy. i would buy you a whole bevy of swans if i could.

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  2. Love those tiny gardens (and the dresser they sit on). So beautiful!

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  3. I love your terrariums. How do you keep the plants thriving? Mine died within two weeks of planting. What's your secret?

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  4. I'd love to know where you got the big bell glass jars(don't tell it was those $100 ones at the NYBG), as well as where you got the plants you grow in them.

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  5. I think your dream cottage exists in London! I took a picture of it here: cottage in St. James Park

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  6. absolutely beautiful. i love your terrariums!

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  7. absolutely beautiful. i love your terrariums!

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  8. Those terrariums are SO charming! You've inspired me to try to make my own for my wedding centerpieces. Oh my goodness I can't wait to try!

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