Juli 08, 2012

A little bit of Texas in Berlin

I know that the following post might sound unbelievable - especially to my Texan friends and family, but I am totally excited to show you this:


It started with a pack of seeds that I couldn't resist to buy at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on my way home in January. I gave it to my mom as a souvenir and she planted them in a big pot on her balcony. We had no idea if it worked, cause it was kind of late and our climate is nothing like Texas, but eventually some seedlings came out ;-)

There was some stagnation in the growing process due to the weather, but last week there was the first hint of blue like in the picture above.
Yesterday, we found this:


I am so happy to have something from my second home in Texas here in my home town Berlin!!!

Bluebonnets

Lupinus Texensis

Kommentare:

  1. WONDERFUL! So happy for you that it bloomed!

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  2. That's just incredible!! Who would have thought? Here, in the NE, we have Lupins, a cousin to the bluebonnet. They grow 2 ft.+ tall!!

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  3. That is absolutely fantastic!! Yours grew better than mine! I love the processing you used in your edit.

    Thanks too for your sweet words on my recent post. I'm so glad we are family :)

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  4. It is a wonderful thing to find something that reminds you of loved ones far away.

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  5. Wonderful that you have a little bit of home there with you!

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  6. Yay! I think this is wonderful!

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  7. Wow! Gorgeous photos, how lovely :o)

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  8. Yay! How exciting! They are pretty flower

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  9. Beautiful! I love the way you captured the lighting in your photos....that takes skill!

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  10. What a success! Enjoy your wonderful flowers and your remembrances, too.

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  11. no way! that's too cool, lovely photos :D

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  12. Oh, I love bluebonnets! How fun that you have that special connection to TX right there on the balcony!

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  13. How beautiful, well done mum, must have green fingers!

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  14. These are really beautiful - I love blue flowers :)

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