Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Herbie Hancock

We used to live less than a minute from the cheapest florist in the East End so our flat was always full of flowers. At Rob's insistence I might add. The new locale means getting to Broadway Market before it gets too crowded on a Saturday (ie in the morning) and paying a bit more. So far I've managed it a few times but then get annoyed at the decaying debris left behind. Rob hates dealing with dead flowers. As do I. Actually I'm sure I read somewhere that growing flowers is bad for the environment (chemicals in the run off water, actually using water that could be better used elsewhere, eco footprint from transporting them across Europe etc etc).

So here's a good compromise I hope: herbs. Not just cut herbs in a tea cup but actual live ones. I'm kind of wishing I'd thought of this before the concrete got poured because it would've been cute to have a little groove inset in there for the pots to sit in. Next time maybe. I'm not much of a green thumb so chances are these little puppies won't last through the week. In the meantime, they're pepping up every meal and I've even got my three-year-old drinking mint tea.


Stewart said...

Herb seems a good choice for home. It is not only useful but can add green touch for home. You stated that growing flower can be bad for the environment. May I get more explanation for this? Since I really want to plant some flowers in my home. Thank you.

kaybar007 said...

Hi Stewart - cut flowers are considered bad for the environment ie: those that are grown and sold at florist shops, because of the reasons listed in my blog post. You can read more here if you're interested

Katie said...

I know it became dangerous because in the cut flower production they use chemicals and it's harmful for the environment. Cut flowers or herbs are bad if only they are grown and sold at florist shop. So, Stewart you can plant some flowers in your home.