Wednesday, June 22, 2016


I'm a girl of the mountains
even though I live already for 14 years in the flat lands
I'm still not used to the ocean and the wide horizon

my very first time on a West Frisian Island

did a swim in the North Sea
have a cold now

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

new picky friends

after the cacti
euphorbias are my new obsession

Cereus peruvianus monstrosus
cut and still has to built new roots
Cleistocactus strausii

Trichocereus macrogonus

Euphorbia neobosserii or Pachypodium succulentum
with huge caudex and very few small leaves
no flowers yet, so difficult to classify


this and this website helps me to find out which species it is

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

rose quartz

apparently the seasons colour chosen by Pantone
rose quartz
on my pencil it says ash pink

my love for this color comes through my friend A.
she likes to wear it and paint it since I know her

in terms of fashion and fabrics
the most beautiful shades of pink I see only in vintage pieces from the 30ies and 40ies

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

space & light

apartment of Jozef Peeters, Antwerp
apartment on the Leien, Antwerp

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Pilea shippment II

I'm absent since a while
not even checking if I have new comments
but I do

all about the pilea
my dear readers
I'm glad you're all that interested in, but it's not possible to force nature
at the moment pilea is in winter sleep
so no new cuttings at the moment

but after 3 years and an enormous growth
the kalanchoë is blooming

and I decided to post again
after readers - friends in real life asked for it

the weather is changing, the climate as well
all spring flowers are much too early

iris, supposed to come in March

Thursday, October 15, 2015


Fascinator exhibition in Ekeren/Antwerp
I especially liked the work from Mima Schwahn
so poetic
creating room with 3 panels of wood

Mohawk, 2015
Ogen, 2015
Krampus, 2015
Elch, 2015
Bunny, 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

pilea shippment

in times like this
we have to share more and not make money out of everything we can
there are so many refugees here in Europe from Syria
and in other corners of the world
people put their pilea on ebay
how weird is that

pilea is the plant to share and not to sell
she makes so many babies, once you have it
you don't know where to get rid of them

cuttings were send to UK, Italy and USA

from Lawren I got a nice parcel
included some more jetons from "Le nine jaune" in a color I didn't have
a beautiful collage as well

Thursday, June 18, 2015


otiorhynchus was on my selenicereus grandiflorus
obesa is blooming
elephant ear as well
stilllifes in the courtyard of Lohaus
finds from the fleamarket

I really would like to see the garden of Frida Kahlo in New Yorks Botanical Garden
in 2009 I started to make my apartment, terass and studio more green
my inspiration was Frida
I collected plants on my journeys, mostly looking for shape and weird species
I already have quite a lot like Frida

Friday, May 29, 2015

tiny flowers

outside and inside
tiny flowers
so delicate
but stronger then I thought

it's still not easy in my shade garden to get a lot of flowers
but I'm happy with the few ones who come

Sunday, April 26, 2015

rescued cactus

gerettet hab ich sie
die zwei kurligen Kakteen sprich Euphorbias
beim kringloopwinkel in Mortsel

der nicht besonders hübsche ist eine Euphorbia obesa
der Grösse nach sicher 20-30 Jahre alt
die wachsen so langsam, dass man echt nichts mitkriegt
Wurzeln hatte er kaum noch
hier der gleiche

der zweite
auch eine Euphorbie, Spezies noch nicht gefunden
hatte leider gar keine Wurzeln mehr
nur noch einen Knollen
ich rede ihm gut zu
denn ansonsten sieht er recht stark aus