This is a second round of photos (round 1 here) taken by my Dad in my parents' garden, this time with the plants in full bloom. We showed up with a sorry-looking set of herbs I'd bought for our balcony. My parents' house is like a hospital for plants that I've managed to all but kill off. A bigger pot, a little Miracle Gro, some freshly composted earth, a sprinkle of water and overnight they perk right up. In university I knocked a mini cactus off my dorm room window ledge four or five times, repotting what earth I could scrape off the carpet (ever wonder what those mystery carpet stains are?), and watched in dismay as the top gradually turned yellowish-brown. Lo and behold, after a summer at home and some TLC well away from my clumsy fingers it had grown a good 6 inches and sprouted flowers. Undeterred by the idea that maybe I wasn't born with a green thumb, B and I recently made a trip to a nursery to get some more plants for our balcony. We've been watering them diligently and so far, so good!
I'm wearing my maxi dress with a sunny yellow cardigan and aqua sandals that suited the lush surroundings. We'd don't get to come here enough, but when we do I always feel like I'm on vacation.
What's YOUR escape?
My Dad figured I might as well water the plants
while he took my picture. See - I'm learning already!
Dress - Just for Wraps via Winners (also seen here)
Cardigan - Talbots via Winners (also seen here)
Sandals - Gifted (also seen here)
Bracelets - Aakriti Designs and gifted
Earrings - Thailand markets
Sunglasses - Boathouse