Mia’s summer in the garden: ready for the perfect gazebo season!
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Regardless of whether you just have a green space or even a gazebo: With the following must-haves from Mia, the founder of uberding.net, there remains nothing standing in the way of a wonderful relaxing summer in the garden at home. Anyone looking forward to the outdoor season can take to heart Mia’s products to heart with a few great tips! In summer especially, there is nothing nicer for us than spending the whole weekend in the garden. Watching the day go by until the evening sun goes down with good friends, a couple of glasses of wine and good food, without watching the clock! My best friend Nina purchased a gazebo this year and this inspired me to spend more time in the garden again.
In summer especially, there is nothing nicer for us than spending the whole weekend in the garden. Watching the day go by until the evening sun goes down with good friends, a couple of glasses of wine and good food, without watching the clock! My best friend Nina purchased a gazebo this year and this inspired me to spend more time in the garden again.
1. We need power!
We love cooking for our friends and family – and preferably outside! But to do this, we need an electricity connection of course. If you have a gazebo, read below to find out how you can have your own electricity point. For the balcony, a simple extension cable will do. We purchased the Miji Star3 G Plus hob with transparent CERAN® glass-ceramic in the purist anthracite colour in order to be able to cook in the garden and on the balcony, as an alternative to grilling.
Compared to grilling, cooking on the portable cooktop brings many benefits: It is easier to carry than a bulky grill. There is also no annoying smoke less dirt and is also safer (because only the contents of the saucepan are heated on the induction hob and not the plate itself). It is also more efficient due to its super short heating times. Plate on – let’s get started! It is also all sorted after cooking: The Miji hob is super easy to clean. A drop of glass-ceramic cleaner, a little water and a cloth are all that is needed. This leaves more time for good discussions and quality time together!
2. Away with the mosquitoes!
Unfortunately summer in Germany also means regular visits from little blood suckers. To prevent your mild summer nights from being disrupted by the small beasts, there is a very simple but effective trick: Plant a small lavender bed near your gazebo! Because, unlike us, mosquitoes cannot stand the smell. Alternatively, you can also hang bouquets of dried lavender in your gazebo or on the balcony. Not only is this practical, but it also looks pretty. This way you can kill two birds with one stone!
3. Making it pretty!
This summer we’ve made out garden really nice. The great thing is with a couple of little tricks, this is very simple and quick – and doesn’t need to cost a lot! My absolute favourite is a small, solar-powered light chain, which sparkles from the trees after sundown. Alternatively, there are nice (also solar-powered) lampions. Made from glass bottles, wrapped in strong, these are quickly turned into pretty hanging vases great for holding freshly cut flowers. The hanging vases can be attached to a tree or your gazebo with little effort. The mobile induction hob by Miji with a SCHOTT CERAN® glass- ceramic on top is also a pretty eye-catcher with its fine modern design.
4. Get planting!
I have long dreamt of having my own small vegetable garden – but I always doubted my gardening skills. But there are actually many domestic varieties of vegetable that are very easy to plant. If you, like me, are not blessed with the greenest fingers, give zucchini and pumpkin a go. Both can simply put in a pot and planted outside as soon as the seedlings are a little larger. Zucchini especially grow quickly and require little care. With their prickly leaves, the little plants are also largely spared by snails. We hope that Mia was able to inspire you to spend a little more time in the garden! And if you are looking for more travel inspirations, take a look at her blog
We hope that Mia was able to inspire you to spend a little more time in the garden! And if you are looking for more travel inspirations, take a look at her blog Uberding!