Sunday, 25 July 2010

FOUR THINGS RIGHT NOW (OF WHICH ONE OF THEM IS THE WINNER!)

Parmesan-walnut-lemon pasta helping us recover from the wedding last night. Should've made more...


Finally got the closet emptied of stuff (my grandfather's books and a whole lot more undefined stuff), washed and painted to be ready to filled with my stuff! Burlesque stuff mostly. Our living room is grateful to stop serving as a storage room.


My pelargoniums are dying. I don't know why. They are in a sunny place and get enough water. Any hints how to recover them anyone?


Last but not least, Miss Fortuna drew a winner of the Tyra Therman mermaid brooch and the lucky one is Paula!

15 comments:

Alice said...

tes géraniums ont peut être besoins d'engrais. la terre doit être pauvre il faut la nourrir.
donne leur aussi beaucoup d'eau. :)

Nurse Billy said...

Just cut of the old flower, and there prob are new buds. I have them in my garden, and that's the way I take care of them. And I have almost every year flowers till begin of Oktober :) Good luck!

FairyFiligree said...

I love those floral boxes in your closet - soooo dainty. definitely not something your grandpa would have used! Re the pelargoniums or geraniums. I agree with the lady above who suggest you remove the old buds. Any flowering plant whose old buds are left in situ will start developing seeds and once those are developed, it won't need to develop any more flowers. Its scope of existence is done with - it has procreated. So snip off the old buds and excite the plant into reproducing some more. The same goes for roses for instance... hope this helps. Oh and another thing - geraniums prefer dry feet, so go slow with the watering...

Anonymous said...

Jag kommer ihåg att min mommo alltid täckte pelargonierna med tidningspapper kanske där vid 11-14 då det var varmast. Plus då att plocka bort de torra blommorna, som man ska göra med alla blommor egentligen. Annars öder de en massa energi på något som inte kommer att bli levande.

H. Minna

Betty Lou said...

mina pelargonier har sett likadana ut, tror det var för hett. hade dom på golvet i säkert 2 veckor för att inte brännas mer. bladen har typ ökat men inte blommorna.

paulaligere said...

Yaaaai! :) Happy to be a lucky winner! :) Thank you!

Mrs Munster said...

That pasta looks delicious. You must give the recipe. Pretty please :)

Sales, Smiles and Styles said...

Blue floral box is from IKEA if I'm not mistaken yes? :) Have the same one, filled to bursting with shoes- I can't help buying them! Very cute. :)

LadyAngore said...

The pasta looks delicious.
A also have pelargoniums in my garden, and they looked like that last week, but just vut of the dead flowers and after a coulpe of days you can see new flowers on the way. :)
Have some flower nutrition in the water once a week to keep the flowers rede and flower-ing.
Good Luck :)

Retro Model Sari said...

Yes!!!! Recipe please! I love the way you closet looks. At a pont I tried to organize my shapewear putting it in a beautifull pink paperbox from IKEA.... But I JUST HAVE TOO MUCH!!!!! :-D

Kirsi said...

Noista sun kukista, puutarhurikaveri joskus valisti minua, että joskus kukkien kuolemiseen ei löydy mitään varsinaista näkyvää syytä. Esim. se saattaa riitää, että oot just muuttanut, asunnossa on erilainen ilmastointi kuin aikaisemmassa, erilainen lämpötila, kosteus ym. Joskus pelkästään se kuulemma tappaa huonekasvit :/ Ja oon tämän itsekin todennut.

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bluemoondame said...

I really want to know what that pasta tastes like.

Jess said...

We call them geraniums here in my neck of the woods :) You could be over-watering them. They like lots of good hot and dry weather. Letting the soil dry up between watering and dead-heading as others have suggested should help.

ina said...

I've had the same problem with my pelargoniums this summer. I think it's simply too hot, and now when we were away for 1,5 weeks they look even more sad, I did put them in the shadow but if I'd knew the heat would continue even stronger I would have had someone come and water them...