It’s time to take a quick break from pumpkin recipes (I still have a few to post here as they are really good). Last week I was asked to share my favourite beet recipe in one of the most popular Slovak cooking magazines. I didn’t want to write about borscht, although I like it. Such choice is too obvious for Ukraine born food blogger, isn’t it? So my choice was easy and tasty beet hummus with chili flakes.
One of the perks of living in Bratislava is its great location: it takes just a little bit more than 1 hour to get to Vienna by train and 14 eur for a return ticket. So the whole tour to the “Raritätenbörse” held in Botanical garden of Vienna University took me only 5 hours.
Despite the fact that this Botanical garden is “just behind the fence” of my beloved Belvedere museum with Klimt paintings, I’ve never been to the garden before and the fair was a great reason to finally visit it.
Decision to visit Bratislava botanical garden and its greenhouse was very spontaneous. I returned from a farm market on Saturday morning (with fresh asparagus so try to guess what will be this week recipe about) and realized that it’s actually 1st of April and it’s the first day when the botanical garden opens after a winter break. I tried to google some pictures from the greenhouse a few month ago and didn’t find anything exciting, but the weather was good, magnolias were in a full bloom in Bratislava so I decided that If nothing special from urban jungle is found, I will just enjoy a spring day in a beautiful garden with friends and magnolias.
It’s time to share latest gardening (indoor and… outdoor) news. I always liked idea of community gardens and when I googled if there were some of them in Bratislava, I discovered that I had one not just close to my place but literally under my windows. I’ve sent a request to a local urban garden community to become a member for this year.
I tried to remember if I have ever been to a greenhouse before urban jungle obsession started. Not really, because a greenhouse of a gardening center can’t be counted. It was a fault for sure because I enjoyed every moment of Saturday trip to Lednice palace and its beautiful greenhouse.
In this post I would like to introduce you to my garden in a bottle and describe experience with its creation.
It’s a shame that I didn’t make any documentation of the process, but at that moment an idea to write a blog about my urban jungle was still just an idea.
Wow, first comments about this blog leaded me to a topic that is in a very basis of indoor gardening. So, here it comes
Top 5 things that you can’t do if you want to have an urban jungle.
1. You can’t take indoor plants like a decoration.
I have been always flirting with the idea of nomadic life from one side and have a feeling to everything connected with planting and growing from the other. Sounds like a contradiction, doesn’t it? Nomads don’t have gardens as they don’t need to have roots or anchor that could hold them on one place. Well, which of us doesn’t have some contradictions inside? So, having all these thoughts in my head I was totally charmed by air plants that live literally in the air with tiny roots or without them at all.