Jun 4, 2015

Flowers Market

Last weekend there was a flowers market happening in my neighborhood that was sponsored by a car's brand (I wasn't that happy about it, but ...). You can see that even cars were decorated with seasonal flowers.

Good news is that some streets were traffic-less and people took the roads to enjoy the stand full of colorful plants and flowers.










May 27, 2015

Found my new allotment?

Living in a big city has its ups and downs.  One of them is not having a garden of your own and as I miss it very much, I had to find other ways to enjoy green work.  Spring started here earlier that usual this year at the beginning of March, and nature started to show off before I was prepared.



With the help of friends I contacted a network of urban allotments and one of them was considerably near to my home and decided to pay a visit to the place and grounds to meet the group running it.


The day I visited the place called "Huerto Cantarranas", a community garden with a very interesting project about innovation in agroecology,  the group were preparing the site for the new season and explained me how they work and what are their interests and goals.  This site belongs to the university (UCM), and most of the participants are professors from different schools, many working at scientific research departments.  But they are open to welcome new friends and collaborators, those interested in sharing the passion for growing your own and urban agriculture.


I was happy, I found my new allotment!!! They site is going under some work with trees for safety measures, but is said that this coming week will be reopen.


View of the crops growing.

The epicenter of the project, with meeting room space, schoolrooms for workshops, 



and the nurseries 





I was really happy I found this group and place where I will be able to spend time gardening, growing and helping in different projects, depending on my availability.




May 18, 2015

Blue as in bluebells!

I can't get enough of bluebells, masses of Hyacinthoides non-scripta in the woods make a dreamy landscape!






May 7, 2015

Pictorial blooms

One of the things I love about photography is capturing evanescent moments and in the botanical and gardening world it is really important because some precious moments last so little.

Let's treat ourselves with some pictorial close-ups.








Apr 28, 2015

Watermael-Boisfort blooms, continuation


This post is the continuation of previous about spring in Watermael-Boisfort.  My trip to Brussels was short and couldn't stay for the peak of blossoms, but I found images in my archive from almost the same dates that show the beauty of the spring season in peak of blossoms.  The area reaches its splendor when all the trees are in full bloom and is the time to admire how well designed and conceived was the urban project from its beginning.