Blooming marvelous

hydrangeaHello, spring, we meet again. I’m not sure if it means my blog is alive again, but anyway, here we are.

I’ve been obsessed with plants lately. It started when we went to Tagaytay for my birthday last year and I bought a hydrangea in bloom, sweet basil, choco mint, and tarragon. A year later, the hydrangea is alive (but almost died after my sister forgot to water it while I was in Hong Kong in November), and the herbs have served their purpose, so I replaced them with new ones (sweet basil, peppermint, celery, and Italian flat parsley).

And then, late last year, a friend got me into succulents when she signed the two of us up for a succulent workshop. I didn’t buy a starter kit–which included a huge glass jar, a pair of gloves, small packs of sand, earth, and pebbles–because it was too expensive. We found out much later that succulents don’t really do well in glass jars because there’s no drainage and it gets a bit humid in there. So I learned how to re-pot and put them in ceramic jars instead.

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