24 May 2021

Lakeside Sunset

Sharing a video today of the beautiful moment as the sun set over Lake Rotoma in the Bay Of Plenty of New Zealand.
In our Covid 19 world, it is the little things we turn to for joy that have the greatest meaning.


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7 May 2021

Butterfly Love!


Butterfly Products


New designs are coming to my store.

Here is the latest.

A butterfly.

A Yellow Admiral Butterfly.

So very pretty.

Butterfly Bag

Now available on a range of products.

Butterfly Mug

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2 April 2021

Bird Bath Upcycle.


An old Birdbath has been in Mia Bella Passions gardens for many many moons.

It's made of concrete, and I have always enjoyed it.

It once contained water for the birdlife in the garden to quench their thirst or bathe in.

But as time wore on the heavy concrete bowl developed some cracks, it would not contain the water anymore.

I thought about endeavouring to create a colourful mosaic repair on the inside of the bowl, but saw this planting idea in a home and garden magazine and thought 'AHA' I can do that.


So I did!

The succulents were baby plants from another area of the garden.

Potted Succulents

All I needed to do (as it already had some cracks for drainage was fill the birdbath bowl with potting mix, and plant the succulents straight into it.

Potted Succulents

It was not long before the succulents multiplied.

It looks fabulous!

Visitors to the garden comment on its intriguing style.

So if you have an old birdbath tucked into the back of a garden bed, or one you'd like to simply upcycle, a fun succulent top might be what it needs! 

Potted Succulents

The succulent variety I have used is called echeveria elegans.

Potted Succulents

  I also have succulents planted around the base of a magnolia tree.

They really are such easy-care plants as long as you protect them from very cold temperatures (frost and snow).


They are also very easy to propagate from a leaf or baby plant runner.

All you do is pinch a leaf or the mini baby plant and place it into the potting mix.

The baby plant is the quickest method to grow more plants quickly.

Succulent print

This print image is available at Fine Art America - you'll find it HERE on the art print page.

(There are 9 versions to choose from).

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