tiny garden

  • make your own: chamomile tea.

    We’ve been reading The Tale of Peter Rabbit on repeat for the past month. At bedtime, at lunchtime, at bath time, during bathroom visits where a bit more time and bit more relaxation is…

    June 6, 2017 13 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #151: You already know what to do. I’m in a Spring cleaning kind of mood and with that comes a bit of Spring mess-making. It’s the time of year when I can’t help…

    March 29, 2017 20 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. these cinnamon sticks.  {for being 18 inches long.} 2. this cluster of stars. {more on these next week, but for now this toddler installation kind of…

    December 2, 2016 20 Comments
  • tiny houseplants.

    A houseplant in a tiny apartment doesn’t have to be tiny in and of itself, but you might want it to be.I wrote about houseplants a bit last summer. And I write a bit…

    September 7, 2016 18 Comments
  • springtime perfection, or close enough.

    I’ve always been something of a perfectionist apologist. Why not strive for perfection, I’ve thought. A little aspiration never hurt anyone, I’d say. And I still mostly stand by those words. But the problem with…

    March 14, 2016 31 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #128: Indoor/Outdoor Houseplants. I’ve got a fickle relationship with my houseplants. On one hand, I want a house that’s filled up with green things. Life! Breath! Fresh air!  On the other hand, too…

    July 21, 2015 8 Comments
  • tiny garden: june growth check.

    I can’t decide. Is writing a mid-June garden update the hobby gardener’s equivalent of sending around a holiday letter? Regaling weary family members with stories of your basil’s first shoot the way someone else…

    June 11, 2015 16 Comments
  • tiny garden: growing herbs in the city.

    Our window boxes, from above. Italian parsely and thyme. Weathered window boxes and herb starts. A tiny purple basil start. So much about city gardening success lies in the expectations. Tiny city window boxes…

    May 13, 2015 9 Comments