Have a sunny and green weekend

More fun decorating and styling with house plants. Here are some of the promised pics from Hidalgo jardín.



Jasmine. Mogra. The sweetest flower ever! It blooms about 40-50 flowers each night. It amazing how wonderful they smell and it even survives the winters. They are so famous in India they are called Raat Ki Rani (Queen of the night). Every night I collect the fallen flowers and make a center piece for dinner. A bowl, water, tea lights and jasmine. Adds a lil oomph to daily dinners.


Marigold and Parsley



Marigold. I love their color


Another low maintenance house plant Jade. So easy to decorate with as well


Imagine all the pesto…send me your orders


I don’t know the name of this plant. We got it from Ikea a few years ago. I have loved creating accent walls with its sculptural shape


A-Low-o-fun with Aloe. We had one tiny plant that now has grown into several pots. Love decorating with these as well. And they are so handy in the house for sunburns and other skin relief

More fun with aloe, a camera and Photoshop.

Some styling with hens and chicks

Enjoy your weekend.

Decorating with hens and chicks

I am so green right now…


My Hens & Chicks are the easiest home plants to maintain. I got them a few years ago from my mother-in-law’s garden in Colorado. They require virtually no fuss, just a bit of love. I grow a lot of these to decorate with around the house. They also make excellent hostess gifts. I keep a floating number and keep replenishing them. Best part, you can replant them as they are.

I found a nice close up of one from deerie65775



When we were in New Delhi this march, I was dying to go back to Fab India. They offer hand crafted products which help support and encourage good craftsmanship. Along with awesome organic tulsi and ginger teas, I picked up lots of scarves and linen. With our shopping, we got these tags. The tag is a recycled paper pouch with some seeds to plant a tree. I was really impressed with the simplicity. What a great way to make customers remember your experience.

plant a tree fabindia


tag FabIndia


Here is what the back reads:

“Greenhouse Effect, Ozone Destruction, Deforestation, Species Extinction, Toxic Chemical Problems, Nuclear Waste, Food Contamination…

Yet, Its Not Too Late to make amends…

Its TIME To Take A Stand, Be Responsible, Make a difference towards helping

LIFE Nurture EARTH. Join The Anthem,

Be A Life Warrior,

Plant A Tree….Save The Earth!”

It was as if it was talking directly to me. 🙂 I knew what I wanted to do then..

I haven’t planted the trees yet; our garden isn’t big enough. But I intend to soon in the future.

Oh and here are some home grown organic plants loving the arrival of summer time.

Hidalgo's Strawberry June08


Hidalgo's Roses June 08


We also have mint, basil, strawberries, rosemary, cilantro, parsley, roses, jasmine and tons of flowers…Thanks Paul for being their baghban.