How beautiful can a grey day be! Now, I have never been a fan of grey days. I guess, it is because I got too many of them in Norway. But after so many sunny days in the Mediterranean this winter the cloudy skies feel like a pleasant change. I love Barcelona on a sunny day, on a grey day, and on a rainy day I love it too. Especially on a spring rainy day, when everything starts to smell intensely of young green leaves and fresh earth.
And since green is on my mind today, I wanted to share some photos of my green friends at home. I always dreamt of a pot garden while living in Oslo. The weather conditions there were tough, and the green balcony was only a summer thing. Here it can be done throughout the year, but I am still slow (or lazy). Still happy that I got these plants, and planning to expand my little garden in the middle of the big city.
Here many things are still in process. A plant starts in one place, then is moved to another, and in the end may end up on the balcony.
I remember when we first bought those first plants and put them on the floor, suddenly our place started to feel like home. It was so great! No more were we in some foreign space that had to be filled with furniture and things. Suddenly it felt like our own place. I have never felt such magic of one simple plant. And it is said, they have many magical qualities :))
I don’t have green fingers, so I usually go for plants that are not demanding much care, like cactuses and succulents. Cactuses feel very friendly because they tolerate much (neglecting) and still look optimistic with all those spikes in the air. Other plants are behaving differently, and I am still to find out which are better suited for inside, which for outside, which would thrive in the climate of this city.
So if you have any fellow gardener tips, I would be appreciate your ideas 🙂
And may you enjoy life!