воскресенье, 20 ноября 2016 г.

É SEXTA FEIRA!

É SEXTA FEIRA!
É SEXTA FEIRA!


dando as boas vindas à primavera


Ainda faltam alguns dias, mas vi estas imagens que na verdade se referiam a uma despedida dos dias de verão na Europa e achei que têm tudo a ver com a primavera.


Se puder contar com sol e céu claro no fim de semana, que tal se antecipar e preparar um almoço em uma mesa colorida como esta?


As crianças vão adorar e os adultos vão agradecer, afinal a vida e feita destes pequenos grandes prazeres, não é?


Clique nas imagens para vê-las aumentadas.







Via El Mueble

Deveríamos passar algum tempo ao ar livre todos os dias, ou sempre que possível.


Se puder fazer pelo menos uma refeição na varanda ou no jardim verá que a energia da natureza passa para os alimentos e seu dia ficará mais leve.


Se isto não for possível, aproveite o fim de semana, tire um tempo apenas para relaxar, apreciando a natureza à sua volta.















Via Maison Deco

hotel em lisboa

a casa das janelas com vista


Não é um charme este hotel em Lisboa?


Acolhedor, sem ostentações, o lugar ideal para passar uns dias aproveitando tudo o que a capital portuguesa tem a oferecer.


Seria ótimo poder visitar minha amiga Teresa, do delicioso blog I Got the Sun in the Morning, que vive em Almada e trabalha em Lisboa, e de quebra me hospedar na Casa das Janelas com Vista.


Não é um nome prá lá de charmoso?


Original article and pictures take http://casatreschic.blogspot.com/2014/09/e-sexta-feira.html site


пятница, 18 ноября 2016 г.

Área externa é cheia de vida com lago e orquidário

Área externa é cheia de vida com lago e orquidário
Área externa é cheia de vida com lago e orquidário

O espaço é um convite ao descanso | <i&gtCrédito: Foto: Martín Gurfein
O espaço é um convite ao descanso |

Os símbolos atribuídos à água são inúmeros: fertilidade, transformação, purificação, força... Só para citar alguns. No paisagismo, as qualidades do líquido essencial são oportunas – favorecer a biodiversidade, refrescar a atmosfera, trazer equilíbrio visual e placidez ao cenário – e agregam valor a praticamente qualquer espaço. Exatamente como desejava Ricardo Caporossi Júnior, proprietário da Genesis Ecossistemas, para este projeto. Procurado por uma família do interior paulista para criar um jardim com lago ornamental, ele propôs uma alternativa que revigorou a área externa da casa. “A ideia foi encontrar o equilíbrio entre o meio onde vivemos e a natureza”, afirma. “Resultou num jardim aconchegante e funcional”, resume o paisagista e veterinário.


A mudança começou pela escavação de um lago (0,60 x 2 x 10 m) de formato orgânico, revestido por uma manta de proteção mecânica e outra, emborrachada, para a impermeabilização. Areia, pedras e vegetação apropriada vieram a seguir para garantir a beleza do conjunto, circundado por um deck. A solução completa, planejada e executada pela equipe do especialista, ainda ganhou motor e filtro – garantia de água sempre cristalina, agradável aos olhos e adequada ao desenvolvimento dos peixes. Tanto burburinho deu certo: um ano depois de finalizado, o lago atrai borboletas, pássaros, libélulas e diversos animaizinhos. O pergolado, um pedido especial de Maura Goto, que vive no local com seus pais, Martim, de 92 anos, e Merya Fukujima, de 89, também foi realizado. “Queria um lugar onde acolher as orquídeas, paixão da família há gerações”, diz ela.“Nosso quintal se tornou um lugar perfeito para relaxar e recarregar as energias”, conclui.


Original article and pictures take http://arquiteturaeconstrucao.uol.com.br/noticias/paisagismo/area-externa-e-cheia-de-vida-com-lago-e-orquidario.phtml#.V-fKHy1v_qA site


четверг, 17 ноября 2016 г.

¡6 consejos para crear un huerto en casa!

¡6 consejos para crear un huerto en casa!
¡6 consejos para crear un huerto en casa!

Jardín de estilo translation missing: es.style.jardín.moderno de Mundo Garden
Mundo Garden

Antes de ponerte a la tarea de cultivar la tierra es importante calcular de cuánto espacio disponemos para nuestro pequeño huerto y dónde cultivaremos nuestras verduras y hortalizas, dado que para que el desarrollo de las plantas sea el adecuado es fundamental que reciba una importante cantidad de sol. Si para cualquier especie vegetal el sol es fundamental, cuando hablamos de plantas para el consumo, una gran cantidad de luz natural será decisiva para que nuestras verduras reciban todos los nutrientes necesarios.


Antes de establecer tu huerta en el lugar escogido, asegúrate de orientarla hacia el sur para que reciba el máximo número de horas de luz posible. Otro de los factores decisivos es el agua, ya que nuestro huerto necesitará de un riego periódico, por lo que es importante localizar un punto de agua cercano. Teniendo en cuanta estos requisitos cualquier espacio puede ser perfecto para cultivar nuestro espacio de tierra, una terraza un patio o un pequeño jardín, incluso podemos aprovechar las ventanas y cultivar nuestras plantas en macetas.


¿Cómo diseño mi huerto?


Jardines de estilo moderno de 비온후풍경 ㅣ J2H Architects
비온후풍경 ㅣ J2H Architects

Hoy en día, existen infinidad de tipos y formatos de jardines de plantas aromáticas y huertos urbanos. La forma, tamaño, ubicación, cantidad de plantas y el diseño que escojamos, dependerá de nuestros gustos, es tan sencillo como echarle un poco de creatividad para componer nuestro jardín y asegurarnos de abastecer de luz y agua a nuestras plantas.


En cualquier caso, siempre es recomendable pararse a pensar en el diseño que buscamos, en función de los recursos con los que contemos, para no dejar demasiado margen a la improvisación. Si queremos plantar plantas aromáticas o vegetales comestibles es preferible situar nuestro huerto cerca de la cocina o en un lugar accesible.


Las variedades más habituales en la cocina o que impliquen una mayor cantidad de trabajo, como las plantas anuales, es recomendable plantarlas en los bordes para que resulten más accesibles, mientras que las plantas aromáticas, si son de distintas variedades, pueden cultivarse en espiral, sobre todo para los lugares que disponen de poco espacio. Resulta muy estético y práctico.


Prepara el suelo para el cultivo


Jardines de estilo clásico de BAIRES GREEN
BAIRES GREEN

Probablemente, una de las cuestiones más importantes para el buen funcionamiento de un huerto sea el suelo en el que está cultivado, es decir, el sustrato. Este debe ser fértil y estar abonado con productos naturales, para poder disfrutar de verduras y hortalizas ecológicas libre de químicos.


El hecho de que una planta pueda desarrollarse en determinadas circunstancias no quiere decir que este sea su entorno idóneo, por tanto no deberíamos conformarnos con que la planta cumpla su ciclo, sino que éste sea óptimo para obtener el mayor rendimiento.


En esta tarea será muy útil conocer las condiciones de clima de la zona y las posibles incidencias. Las hortalizas, por ejemplo, requieren de un clima cálido o templado, de ahí que se elijan terrenos expuestos al sol, nunca orientados al norte.


Sé más listo que nadie, apuesta por lo vertical


Jardines de estilo mediterráneo de Anna Paghera s.r.l. - Green Design
Anna Paghera s.r.l. - Green Design

Los huertos verticales siguen un sistema que permite cultivar plantas de todo tipo, desde hortalizas hasta plantas aromáticas, en lugares pequeños donde no se dispone de demasiado espacio para el cultivo. Para ellos empleamos una estructura versátil que sirve de guía.


Este innovador sistema nos permite cultivar en una estructura vertical diversos tipos de plantas adaptándose a cualquier tipo de vivienda o espacio.


Además, al plantar en vertical permitimos que el aire se mueva más libremente alrededor de las hojas, una gran ventaja ya que un ambiente demasiado húmedo y sin ventilación es un caldo de cultivo para muchas plagas.


Este precioso diseño de girasoles realizado por Anna Paghera s.r.l -Green Design se basa en una estructura tradicional de madera, creando una frondosa pared vegetal.


Jardín de estilo translation missing: es.style.jardín.moderno de jardines verticales
jardines verticales

Las posibilidades de contar con un huerto en nuestra casa son muy variadas, podemos escoger entre una amplia variedad de frutas, verduras y hortalizas de temporada, pero también por condimentos para nuestras recetas de cocina. De hecho un huerto aromático en nuestra cocina puede ser una fantástica oportunidad de innovar en los fogones.


El mejor sitio donde podemos ubicar nuestro pequeño huerto será junto a una ventana para que reciba toda la luz natural posible y, por supuesto, alejadas de los fogones y del horno o de cualquier otra fuente de calor, ya que las altas temperaturas pueden afectar negativamente a nuestras plantas aromáticas llegando a matarlas.


Puedes escoger entre infinidad de especies, pero desde homify queremos recomendarte aquellas que mejor se adaptan a espacios reducidos; son la salvia, el romero, la albahaca, el tomillo o cebollino, aunque la lista no acaba ahí.


¿Has pensado en qué especies te gustaría plantar?


Jardines de estilo moderno de Terra

Por mucho que queramos disfrutar de toda una de variedad de verduras y hortalizas en nuestro huerto para no tener que comprar no una sola vez más, lo cierto es que el trabajo y conocimiento de un huerto lleva su tiempo, por eso te recomendamos que comiences cultivos fáciles que no den demasiados problemas y que te animen a continuar con tu pequeño huerto.


Una manera de seleccionar es haciendo criba, escogiendo entre aquellas especies que no se vean afectadas por plagas complicadas, que puedan cultivarse durante todo el año, que no requieran de demasiados cuidados,… Hay varias especies que cumplen con estos requisitos y que están adaptadas al cultivo en espacios reducidos o macetas, entre podemos encontrar la acelga, la lechuga o el rábano.


En el caso de la acelga, al igual que con la lechuga, el único requisito es que cuenten con espacio suficiente para sus hojas. Además tanto la lechuga como los rábanos son de cultivo rápido, por lo que en cuestión de cuatro o cinco semanas pueden cosecharse, sin tiempo apenas a que le afecten plagas.


Original article and pictures take https://www.homify.es/libros_de_ideas/334883/6-consejos-para-crear-un-huerto-en-casa site


среда, 16 ноября 2016 г.

Xeriscape Landscape - Easy To Maintain & Little Water Needed

Xeriscape Landscape - Easy To Maintain & Little Water Needed
Xeriscape Landscape - Easy To Maintain & Little Water Needed

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John, The Xeriscape of Albuquerque is beautiful. I remember from living there for 5 years what beauty you could find with little or no water. We all should xeriscape more and cut down on water usage nationwide. Great post!


Came over from Kathy's post, by the way.

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Came over from Kathy's post, by the way.","type":"post"},{"date":"Sun, 09 Jun 2013 05:07:00 GMT","humanLanguage":"en","author":"Dorie Dillard","diffbotUri":"post|3|360927820","html":"

Good morning John,


Somehow I missed your post but caught it on Kathy's post this morning. Your photos are charming and we are starting to have many homeowners in Austin moving to xeriscaping. Utilizing our native plants makes sense. Water is a precious commodity and everyone is trying to protect this valuable resource!

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Somehow I missed your post but caught it on Kathy's post this morning. Your photos are charming and we are starting to have many homeowners in Austin moving to xeriscaping. Utilizing our native plants makes sense. Water is a precious commodity and everyone is trying to protect this valuable resource!","type":"post"},{"date":"Sun, 09 Jun 2013 05:08:00 GMT","humanLanguage":"en","author":"Sharon Tara","diffbotUri":"post|3|-1503932753","html":"

I don't live in the desert, but I sure love this look. I have a passion for rocks in the landscape!

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1,676","diffbotUri":"post|3|1372653463","html":"

Great post John.


Vacationing in the desert has made me much more aware how the landscape issues that you must deal with in New Mexico.

","pageUrl":"http://activerain.com/blogsview/3747857/xeriscape-landscape---easy-to-maintain---little-water-needed","id":16,"text":"Great post John.
Vacationing in the desert has made me much more aware how the landscape issues that you must deal with in New Mexico.","type":"post"},{"date":"Sun, 09 Jun 2013 07:06:00 GMT","humanLanguage":"en","author":"Rainmaker
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John, the lower picture looks similar to a "Cottage" garden. That's a look that i wouldn't expect with Xeriscape. Everyone should be practicing this method no matter where they live.

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Good morning, John. I have re-blogged your excellent suggestions.

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Got my lesson on xeriscape. I had seen the word but had never looked it up. Here in FLorida, with so much water, I guess it is not as common.

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Xeriscape Landscape - Easy To Maintain & Little Water Needed


There is an odd word utilized here in the High Desert of Albuquerque NM known as Xeriscape. So What in the world is Xeriscape pronounced (Zeri-scape) you may ask. The word actually comes from the Greek Xeros (Dry) and landscape. A lot of people hear this word and then incorrectly pronounce it as Xero or Zeroscape. Xeriscape is certainly not zeroscape in fact it can be quite pleasing to the eye.


Albuquerque Xeriscape
Xeriscape with Rock and Plants

Here in the High Desert of Albuquerque where the altitude can be 6,000’ in the foothills area and 5,280’ (1 Mile) in the center of town. Night time temperatures drop quickly at sundown. Unlike the other mile high city water here in Albuquerque and New Mexico in general is scarce and conservation of it is a constant push. Over 70% of the city’s water use is for landscape so the local Water Utility Authority offers rebates for families and business that make the switch from a high water use landscape to the low use Xeriscape model. The city authority is also known to issue stiff fines for homes and business who choose to waste our precious water.


Xeriscape Ideas Albuquerque
Xeriscape brings nature

Xeriscape utilizes low water use plants that are well acclimated to this special climate and elevation. Xeriscape is generally a combination of crushed rock, boulders or decorative rock and the plants are beautiful attracting humming birds, bees, butterflies and a multitude of other birds. Once established xeriscape is very easy to maintain with little trimming, no mowing or edging but some occasional weed pulling. When in Albuquerque you will notice this common theme in many parts of the city including the 10 acre “Big I” interchange of I-25 & I-40.


So don't Zeroscape but Xeriscape you’ll be glad you did, so will your wallet.


Original article and pictures take http://activerain.com/blogsview/3747857/xeriscape-landscape-easy-to-maintain-little-water-needed site


Wonder wall

Wonder wall
Wonder wall

How does your garden grow? With city gardens, the answer is with ingenuity. See the best small space garden ideas on HOUSE by House & Garden
Lucas Allen

Designer Suzy Hoodless worked closely with Johnny Holland of Hackett Holland architects on the extensive renovation of this Victorian house in London.


Several clever, glazed elements give Johnny's conversion its particular allure. Undivided windows give a view all the way to the entrance hall, and reveal a double-height bespoke lighting installation, which hangs above the coffee table from Mint.


The gorgeous little garden, landscaped by Alasdair Cameron, features white cobblestones, slim, silver-birch trees, and a living wall dotted with birdhouses.


Out of view, on the lower-ground level and accessed from the basement, is a miniature smoking yard. Something of a sunken surrealist urban folly, resplendant with outdoor stone mantelpiece. See inside the house here.


How to beautify the outside of your home


Original article and pictures take http://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/outdoor-spaces/features/city-gardens/living-wall-basement-garden site


понедельник, 14 ноября 2016 г.

Window Boxes Add Charm and Curb Appeal

Window Boxes Add Charm and Curb Appeal
Window Boxes Add Charm and Curb Appeal

Paris Balcony with beautiful window boxes | OMG Lifestyle Blog

European Window Boxes | OMG Lifestyle Blog

Rustic Austrian pink window boxes | OMG Lifestyle Blog

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Window boxes are welcoming and add charm to even the most boring facade. They can dress up homes, sheds and commercial buildings such as retail shops, restaurants and hotels.


Although they are widely popular throughout Europe, there are towns in the US that are known for their window boxes. Charleston, South Carolina is one of those and it’s on my bucket list to visit. I could walk up and down every street and photograph every one of them.


You don’t have to live in Europe or Charleston to add these charming accessories to your home. Here’s a sampling of window boxes that add mass curb appeal.


Neutral Window Boxes


Although I am a big fan of color, I do love the simplicity of white flowers in these black window boxes on this brownstone. So elegant.


Brownstone with Black Window Boxes and White Flowers | OMG Lifestyle Blog

For shaded areas, ferns add a nice touch.


Charleston Window Boxes with Ferns | OMG Lifestyle Blog

Window Boxes with Color


I like how these plants add height as well as a waterfall effect. The pink geraniums add a nice pop of color.


London Town Home Window Boxes | OMG Lifestyle Blog

Shutters, window boxes and the trellis add charm to what would have been a plain wall with garage doors.


Window Boxes over Garage | OMG Lifestyle Blog

The pink flowers add color to this neutral home.


Window box with pink lantana | OMG Lifestyle Blog

The peach and white themed flowers are a nice contrast to the black shutters on this white home.


Colorful Charleston Window Boxes | OMG Lifestyle Blog

The trailing vine and orange flowers brighten up this beige home.


Trailing Window Boxes | OMG Lifestyle Blog

I love the colors from the purple family in this window box against aqua shutters. Simply stunning.


Purple Floral Window Boxes | OMG Lifestyle Blog

Change the Window Boxes Seasonally


Window boxes are not just for summer. Following are spring, fall and winter themed ones.


Pussy Willows in Window Box | OMG Lifestyle Blog

Pink Mums in Window Box | OMG Lifestyle Blog

Mums and Kale in Fall Window Box | OMG Lifestyle Blog

via Source Unknown


Christmas Window Box | OMG Lifestyle Blog

Garden Shed Window Box


I was determined to have a window box to feed my window box obsession and found the perfect spot to add one! We added a planter below the window on our garden shed. Both the window box and our hanging flower basket add charm to a plain shed which is very visible in our backyard.


Garden Shed with Window Box | OMG Lifestyle Blog

Where have you traveled and enjoyed seeing blooming window boxes? Do you have any at your home?


Original article and pictures take http://omglifestyle.com/flowering-window-boxes-add-charm-curb-appeal/ site