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2/27/13

greenhouse heart


bee and i have been hiding away in the quiet greenhouse these snowy and rainy days. i not-so-secretly stick my fingers down into the dirt and run my palms across greenest greens. it does wonders for a soul already looking forward to springtime. we leave with frizziest humidity hair and sacks of plants and reminders from the people working that its okay for me to poke at the plants. it's a thing. apparently i'm not the only one needing a little winter healing...
 
senses today-- pinching succulent leaves // smelling the last bits of our winter candles // tasting leftovers from a homemade dinner with friends // listening to max spin wild tales of his school day // reading walt whitman's song of the open road over and over again...

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  2. So pretty! I can practically smell the plants from your post. Makes me sad to be buried in snow.

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  3. katie, how do you get the shots of yourself when you are out & about? do you bring your tripod along? also do you explain yourself to the employees/ask permission to shoot -- or just have at it? these are the things that i've been struggling with of late, as i try to document the beautiful mundane. <3

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    1. i usually just prop my camera up on something and use my timer when taking self pictures. the whole thing is a bit shameless and embarrassing (and i usually only do it if no one is around..haha) but it seems so important to this blog and for prosperity sake to document every bit..even me!

      most of the time i don't ask to take pictures...but definitely do if i notice someone looking or i feel like i should. i've never ran into a problem...most people are proud to have their spaces photographed!

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  4. What beautiful photos! I can't remember the last time I went to a greenhouse and smelled the beautiful air in one! I have to get some succulents too!! =)

    Ergo - Blog

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  5. Oh my, Katie! Your photos are so lovely. And that Bee is a keeper. :)

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  6. I'm constantly trying to find good succulents to no avail. I don't know why but they don't seem to be popular in Montreal.
    I have the same question as Our Wedding. How do you manage such nice pictures of yourself all the time?

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    1. good succulents are hard to come by for sure! i usually find some at ikea but i kill them pretty quickly. that most likely is not their fault..haha.

      i use the timer on my camera for self pictures! i need to just get a remote already...i'm not sure why i haven't. haha. like i told our wedding...it can be pretty embarrassing to take pictures of myself but there is no one else to do it during the day so i swallow my pride and dive in...haha. my hopes are that i will look back and be glad i documented myself on a day to day basis.

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  7. Oh my goodness, I can't wait to get into the garden. These photos remind me that there is a greenhouse waiting for me to visit, merely a streetcar ride away. I thnk I'll go next week. xo

    Loulou
    http://www.loulou.to

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  8. oh goodness - these pictures are beautiful!

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  9. sounds like a great way to spend a winter's afternoon.

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  10. Love love love succulents! I wish I could afford a succulent wreath off of Etsy right now, but alas, I don't have a spare Benjamin just laying around.

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  11. Lovely succulents! I'm itching for spring these days too!

    http://thesquirrelnextdoor.blogspot.com/

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  12. such gorgeous photos! they make me want to go out and buy a million little succulents :).

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  13. Such lovely photos! We live in Austin, so of course we never get to see succulents in the snow... A wonderful thing to imagine! Springtime has well and truly arrived here- sending sunshine your way!

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  14. I love succulents, beautiful pictures!

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  15. Oh gosh - I need some of that this morning.

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  16. What a great way to spend a wintery day. I just love succulents and your photos are beautiful! Thanks for sharing them!

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  17. my poor succulents always die in these new england winters. i dont know what to do about this!

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    1. Mine too! Especially my hen & chicks that I try to overwinter inside... sigh. I can keep orchids alive, but manage to kill succulents time and time again.

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    2. i'm the same, ladies! the garden center here told me to water your succulents with the turn of the calendar (so just once a month). i wasn't watering mine at all..haha...then too much to make up for it when they started to wither.

      i have my fingers crossed this time!

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  18. I love these photos. So real. Spring can't come soon enough. I love seeing new life poke through the earth. it's the best.

    margeaux
    margeauxknight.blogspot.com

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  19. this makes me yearn for spring. light greens, a touch of mint and hues of yellow and pink. now we just need to get rid of this ohio snow and cold.

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  20. Your photos are so enchanting I cannot get them out of my mind! I live in Beavercreek, would you mind telling me which garden center this is? I have to soak in its loveliness!
    Robin

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    1. oh, thank you so much robin!
      this is at the north dayton garden center.

      http://www.northdaytongarden.com/

      i can't say enough about how sweet and kind and tolerant of loiterers they are..haha. really, such a special place!

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    2. Thank you so much! My 2 month old and I are going to have to explore it the next chilly day!

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  21. I love succuelents, too! I really like the way you use senses to end posts.

    And Then The Doorbell Rang

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  22. beautiful. that photo of you in the greenhouse is so good.

    i know i've said this before, but you inspire me so much. thank you for that!

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  23. Those succulents are beautiful, and would probably survive all of a week in my house ;) I'm planning a trip up to Dayton from Cincinnati either this weekend or next, just to escape the stir crazies and check out Press for a latte. I'll have to add the garden center to my to-do list.

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