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Some Words for my Plants

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Me and my chili&habanero D ear friends, I want to share my experience with you which really means a lot to me. „For me plants are more than just plants. They are a part of my happiness as well as my life.“ I never thought that l would cry a lot because of plants.  A month ago l was cutting off some branches of my chili and habanero plants that l put them in hallway because of pests. But I hadn't decided yet if l would throw them all away.  I just wanted to wait until next spring, because they can grow back beautifully again. However, after l knew that the pests were not really gone. So... Yesterday, l threw them all away.  At first, I was not sad. But when l took the last pot and wanted to throw it away. Suddenly, my heart felt torn... and I couldn't hold back my tears.  I was just crying.  I cried hard while l was washing all the plant pots. There were more than 10 plants that I threw away. So sad.   But l had to do it.  I love all my plants. And maybe because l grew my ch

Repotting Golden Photos

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It’s time to repot my baby photos. This baby is growing pretty fast within a year. It’s time to move into a new big house baby... So, you're gonna have more space then.  Let‘s begin! Btw, sadly I can’t upload my video here because it’s too big. You can also follow this link to watch the video how l did it.  You will need some equipment. Btw, you can use anything you like to do repotting ;) I also prepared a new mixed substrate already. I made my mixed substrate from perlite, coconut coir, and plant granulate. To get more info around mixed substrate you can also click here . Step 1 I use a little bamboo stick to loosen the substrate around the pot. It makes it easier to pull the plant later on.  Step 2 Then pull the photos carefully.  Step 3  Remove the old substrate.  Step 4 Fill a big pot with 1/4 of mixed substrate. Step 5 Centralize the plant in the new big pot. The new pot size should be bigger than before! Step 5 Fill again with the mixed substrate around the roots, until the

Eucalyptus and Baby's Breath 

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eucalyptus wreath made in 2019 Eucalyptus and baby‘s breath are absolutely my favorite. I was inspired to combine them together when l wanted to buy my friend some flowers last year for her birthday.  I was in a flower shop and was quite confused because they were so many different kinds of flowers. All flowers are beautiful, but you want to pick some that go together.  Then my eyes turned to the silver green leaves, „wow that’s wonderful! But l still need some flowers to make it more beautiful.“ I thought to myself.  And after looking at so many flowers, I came to a final decision and    chose baby‘s breath. Wow, just wow. They both looked very pretty! I thought to myself again.  eucalyptus and white baby‘s breath  A month later, l made a flower wreath from different eucalyptus leaves, baby’s breath and evergreen. It looks amazing. See the first picture. You can let a eucalyptus wreath dry. It still looks beautiful. I also still have my eucalyptus wreath from last year ;) in the makin

My Winter Bouquet Inspiration 

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I think, winter has its own beauty.  Most people love spring or summer. I can understand it. My favorite season is autumn.  In spring or summer when I take a walk, my eyes focus on the beautiful flowers around me or green big trees. In autumn I can’t take my eyes off of all the beautiful leaves outside.  So, when the winter comes, nature is quite empty. It feels cold outside. Leaves have fallen. The trees are bare. Sometimes, there is snow, but sometimes not.  And where are our eyes looking while we take a walk in winter?  I sometimes feel that apartments or big buildings are more visible than in other seasons, because there are no bushy trees anymore.  Okay, but when l walk along the river, nature there is still showing me its own beauty. Just spotting beautiful branches that still grow and have little buds, before their young leaves develop. They look so magical. It blows my mind. „I think, I can do something with them and make them even more beautiful.“ English ivy  The English ivy

Indonesian Coconut Pancakes

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Coconut pancakes are very popular in Indonesia, especially in Java.   We call them , dadar gulung ‘,  dadar  means omelette and  gulung  means roll. So, what’s the difference with pancakes?  First, for the coconut pancakes, we use some coconut products. Second, we add pandan to make the color green and for the aroma.  If the pancakes already fried. They are not still done guys, because we roll the pancakes first with the filling, as you can see in my video.   Please watch my video bellow to know how to roll coconut pancakes.  I love the pancakes so much. Very delicious, soft and smooth.  Ingredients ; For the dough ; 150 gr    flour  1 egg  Ca. 1 tsp pandan extracts  200 ml coconut milk  200 ml milk  1 tbsp coconut oil  Pinch of salt  Mix well all the ingredients together.  For the filling ; 100 gr Grated coconut  1 pandan leaf  Ca. 60 gr brown sugar  1/2 of little cup water or 3 tbsp of water  (the size of the cup, yousee in my video) Pinch of salt  Put all together in a hot pot. Stir

Indonesian Pancakes ‚Serabi Kinca‘

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Serabi Kinca  Hi guys... l am back. This time, l will show you how to make 'serabi kinca‘ (traditional Indonesian pancakes). It's from Bandung, West Java.  I lived in Bandung for about 5 months where l spent time undertaking a German course. Remember when l made these pancakes l got many positives reactions from my friends. So that I won't forget the recipe l will put them in my blog. Let’s check it out! For the dough; 150 gr flour 50 gr rice flour  250 ml of coconut milk  1 tsp pandan paste 1 egg  3 tbsp of sugar  1/2 tsp of backing powder  1/2 tsp of dry yeast  1/2 tsp of salt  Mix the pandan paste with coconut milk. Then put all the ingredients together. Mix them well. Cover the mixture and let it rest for 30 minutes at room temperature. Now fry it in a hot pan without any oil in the shape of little pancakes for about 5cm diameter. Don’t turn them over but just brown them from one side, keeping the other side nice and green.  For the sauce; ca. 80 gr of gula merah (brown

Ficus Lyrata vs Ficus Elastica

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ficus elastica  I want to show you how fast ficus lyrata and Ficus elastica have grown within a year.  I got both of them one year ago. F. Lyrata, also called fiddle-leaf fig and Ficus Elastica or rubberplant are from the same family and genus. However, they grow differently. The rubber plant can deal with less light. I put mine at the north window. I didn‘t see any bad signs. When l put my ficus Lyrata near the north window. I thought it was happy, after l saw that some leaves have little brown spots. I have learned that it is a sign that my ficus Lyrata needs more light.  After having them for a year, l have noticed how much they grow. Surprisingly, my rubber plant has thrived faster than my fiddle-leaf fig. While the rubber plant already has grown six new leaves since l got it. The fiddle-leaf fig has only grown three new leaves.  ficus lyrata new leaf of f. elastica is thriving  I really get the tropical vibes having both plants at home. Everytim