Tag Archives: Plants

Mini gardens

27 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Putting wellies to good use – Carrer Cera

Another week behind us, and we are speeding into Summer with the Olympic Games kicking off tonight and hot weather for all of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Time to tend our plants, otherwise they will be parched. For those of us who live in cities that means the plants we have in our mini gardens. Lots of those here, in Barcelona! Here are just a few examples – enjoy!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Lovely window box – Carrer Riera Alta

Ever seen plants in a frame?

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Collector’s courtyard

17 Feb copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Attractive bars

Happy Friday! Today’s post is a long one, but not to worry, we’ll be chillaxing, winding down from the week and getting ready for the weekend in the lush courtyard of a museum dedicated to Frederic Marès (1893-1991), a renowned Catalan Modernist sculptor and collector.

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Courtyard lushness

23 Sep copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Courtyard + fountain

Another week has flown by and it’s Friday yet again. What plans do you have for the weekend? The festivities for Barcelona’s patron saint La Mercè started yesterday, so I will be enjoying those as much as possible, take lots of pictures to show you and also try to sneak in a bit of beach time… But first, I’d like to take you to a lush courtyard. Let’s go!

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A touch of green

11 Aug copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Pintor Fortuny

A dear friend of mine recently put in a request for the blog. She wanted to see some green, mostly because she was curious to see if the plants people keep in Barcelona are similar to those of her native country, Italy…

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Balcony belles

2 May copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Elisabets

When you live in a city, being outdoors to enjoy the outdoors, is often limited to hanging out in parks or squares, or if you’re lucky, on your very own balcony. In Barcelona this is no different, but luckily for those of us who live here, balconies abound.

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Barrio in bloom

4 Apr Flowers on tiles
Wisteria blooms

Palm trees with a wisteria mini skirt

We continue to enjoy glorious mild and sunny weather here in Barcelona, and this morning I noticed how my ‘barrio‘ (neighbourhood) has sprung into bloom. Delicate, lilac wisteria lines the fence at a local school, at the foot of two tall and slender palm trees.

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