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Two New Plants & Meeting With Cousins

I now have one  Mother in Law’s Cushion (Echinocactus grusonii) of my own 🙂 I was at the flower shop yesterday to buy flowers for to give to my cousin as I visited her yesterday. I saw these Mother in Law’s Cushion plants in the window. 8 € ! Last week or was it the week before I bought 3 green plants for 5,90.  I didn’t take me many seconds to decide to buy it 🙂 After all eight euro is not that much. Mother in Law’s Cushion (Echinocactus grusonii)Mother in Law’s Cushion (Echinocactus grusonii)

Today at Citymarket they had plenty Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis).  I saw most people had one or two plants in their shopping trolley. I looked at the price. Only 1.50. I took one. The Rosemary is not a herb I’m used to. If I’m not going to use it for seasoning it still looks so nice on my kitchen counter.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Yesterday I was visiting my cousin living in Borgå. We actually don’t meet very often. Last time was 7 years ago. She arranged a cousin reunion for four of us. We are about the same age. I’m the youngest, 70 and the others 71,73 and 74. The other two I have not seen for a long. long time. It was such a nice day. We also looked through old photos. There was one with us all four taken in early 1950’s. I had no idea I was in the picture as I can’t even recall the event. But they all were 100% sure about it.  Looking closer I had to agree they are right. It’s me to the right 🙂 The cousins in early 1950's IMG_0843C

Visiting Helsinki City Winter Garden

It’s always a pleasure visiting the winter garden. Specially at Christmas and Easter. The season flowers and decoration are so nice. It’s been a while since we were there last. Yesterday was the opening of the Easter exhibition and sale, of among other flowers. narcissus and daffodils. As my language lesson is on Tuesdays we decided to first visit the garden  (not far from Arbis, the adult education center) then I’d go to the class. Meanwhile hubby and Canelo would stroll the streets to enjoy the nice spring weather.

Cactus have always fascinated me. In the 80’s I had a few various cactus species. I’d heard they are very hard to get to flower. But ours did. Brother in law helped us move from one apartment to an other and cursed all the cactus as he got a lot of cactus thorns all over his arms and hands. Whenever he’s got a chance he reminds us about it. Sorrry 😉

Yesterday there were many visitors and most ones were shooting pictures of the Easter flowers. It was pretty hard to come close and in a good position for taking pictures so, I instead took pictures of these beautiful cactus.  I remember in mid. 70’s in Stockholm when I saw my very first Mother in Law’s Cushion (Echinocactus grusonii) I laughed. I thought the name was so funny. Still think it is 😀  They are pictures 2 and 3.

Cactuses IMG_0777C  Cactus IMG_0768C Cactuses IMG_0766C Cactuses IMG_0774C

Cactuses IMG_0771C

New Plants & Beautiful Candle

On Thursday our friends visited us. They brought us plants. The plants are from their own garden. Two day lily plants and one phlox plant. The other lily plant has buds. I hope it will flower still this summer and that all tree plants will feel at home in their new flower bed here with us 🙂
Phlox and day lily plants two new day lily plants

The new lily plants in the front row. Note the black arrows !

one new phlox plantThe new phlox plant to the right.

They also gave us this beautiful rose candle in white and lime in a footed glass bowl with the decoration sand also in lime. I love it ❤ I saw online they call it a peony but I think it looks more like a rose. Peony or rose, it doesn’t matter because it’s absolutely delightful. At first sight my husband thought it was edible. It sure looks delicious and yummy.  Thank you dear friends thank you 🙂

candle P8021462CC candle

Doesn’t it look like a cake ?