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Lemon verbena and I: relationship status it's complicated

My relationship with lemon verbena 檸檬馬鞭草 is complicated. Lots of mixed signals, and I’m not sure we have decided whether we enjoy each other’s company. But there is no denying that it does smell good, and is (secretly) among one of my favorite scents in my balcony farm. 751 more words

Balcony Farming

露養的威力 ︱ The power of outdoor plantation

日前因為房間外有屋簷的陽台盆栽大爆滿,移了幾盆香草到屋頂放生。植物要重的好果然陽光、水、空氣是必要條件。陽台已經是半室外空間了,但終究比不上全日照通風更佳的屋頂。

幾天沒去理會屋頂上的東西,幾日下來,再去關心時已經有了很驚人的變化(檸檬馬鞭跟龍艾前後約差兩星期,薄荷稍久一些,約有一個月的時間)。幾棵香草放養前vs.放養後大略是呈現這樣的大小差異(比例尺為小米手環2,長約38mm):

檸檬馬鞭草註1

      

龍艾註2
      

綠薄荷註3

   

環境變化對植物生長影響之大可見一斑。

其實最近入坑比較深的是多肉植物,正在考慮是不是也要把市場肉也加入露養行列,或許過了這個夏天可以一試!!

註1: 檸檬馬鞭草; Lippia citriodora or Aloysia citriodora;  Lemon verbena

註2: 龍艾; Artemisia dracunculus;  Tarragon

註3: 綠薄荷;  Mentha  8 more words

Botanical Garden

Day 1084 - BPAL' s Accursed Casca

Scent Name: Accursed Casca

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Idus Martiae

Scent Description and Notes: “It was Casca who gave him the first blow with his dagger, in the neck, not a mortal wound, nor even a deep one, for which he was too much confused, as was natural at the beginning of a deed of great daring; so that Caesar turned about, grasped the knife, and held it fast. 198 more words

BPAL

Life in the greenhouse: January

Blimey it’s chilly. Inside and out: life got a bit hectic last autumn and I didn’t get around to my usual bubblewrap-insulation-and-greenhouse-heater routine. So my greenhouse – usually a cosy refuge at this time of year – is distinctly less than welcoming at the moment. 640 more words

Greenhouse

Lemon & Verbena Body Wash

Moisturizing Shower Gel, based on natural essential oils of lemon verbena and suitable for daily use. Luxurious creamy foam gently cleanses the skin and cares for her, smoothing and giving fresh scent. 69 more words

Oriflame

Lemon Verbena Sorbet

I bought a verbena plant in France for 1 Euro.  brought it home and put it in the polytunnel.  The leaves can be dried and then pour over boiling water to make a lemony drink, it is has properties to help with sleep. 157 more words

Recipes

Essense&Co. Lemon & Verbena Liquid Hand Soap

Vibrantly scented liquid hand soap infused with natural essential oils hydrates as it delicately perfumes skin with uplifting Lemon and Verbena. Luxurious, moisture-rich formulation is suitable for dry skin and gentle enough to use every day. 55 more words

Oriflame