HPH photo diary / 20. Cherry Blossom Season

Cherry blossom season has arrived! Welcoming these blooms is a classic signifier of Springtime for many of us…

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Spring Equinox: Repotting Diaries #13

Spring has sprung! According to the astronomical calendar, in the northern hemisphere March 20th marks the first day of Spring. The Spring equinox, or vernal equinox as it’s also known, celebrates the seasonal shift towards lighter days and warmer temperatures. For nature lovers, the Spring equinox inherently brings with it much optimism for new life…

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HPH photo diary / 16. Changing light

The afternoons slip quickly into dark evenings this time of year and working by candlelight for a few hours is an unexpected joy I’ve discovered this month. It’s been a busy patch of juggling writing and renovating these last few weeks. This changing light that unfolds now is cooler, but lower, stretching deep into the…

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HPH photo diary / 15. Late September skies

September was a transitional month — unpacking, cleaning, writing, more unpacking, digging, building, painting. And it looks to be that way for a while yet. The houseplants are needing much cleaning as the dust settles. So in the latter part of the month, I tried to get back into taking more frequent walks as a…

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HPH photo diary / 14. Summer Sun

New leaves and new blooms, things are growing and it’s hot hot hot — really feeling like Summer at last. It’s a different kind of warmth to the coastal conditions I’ve been used to — more still and enveloping. Coffees in the garden, tree shadows dancing across my outdoor work table with a gentle breeze,…

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Oxalis triangularis Q + A

Last week I shared a post over on instagram of my Oxalis triangularis purple, in which I asked my readers if they had any care questions they’d like me to cover in this year’s annual Oxalis post, which has become a bit of a tradition here at HPH. And questions you certainly did have! So…

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