It’s All Coming Up Roses (and various other plants as well :-)

| April 29, 2013

My garden is doing fantastic! With the warmer weather, everything is blooming. We have a magnificent passion floer vine, and I have tomato plants that the birds planted in various spots throughout the garden. We have gotten our fall seeds and started them inside under the lights where they’ll have time to germinate without the […]

April 6th Gardening

| April 6, 2013

I have been enjoying free classes on gardening at one of our nearby nurseries, and this week’s class was about shade gardens. I find that it’s very important to grow what works in your area. Too many places sell plants that are not meant for the local climate zone. Additionally, what is a perennial down […]

Aquarium April 5 2013

| April 5, 2013

I just want to start out this post by saying that it is amazing to watch the coral and fish in my little aquarium. Soft coral and fish have so much personality. They speak to you in their own special language. Our soft coral (Pulsing Xenias) let me know when they need more calcium by […]

Good Friday 2013

| April 5, 2013

I woke up 1am to hail! The next day I found all my begonias that I had painstakingly rooted by hand with (luckily tiny little) holes in their leaves. I lost a few tomato plants but I planted 50 plants for a reason.¬†Out of the 50 tomato plants I planted, I’ve still got more than […]

Last week in March 2013

| April 3, 2013

Well, we had two nights with temperatures just a bit below freezing. This meant that I got to learn how to protect my baby tomato plants. I used six bed sheets, some clothes pins, and some rocks along the edge of the raised bed to keep the sheets to the ground. Lesson #1 I lost […]

2nd & 3rd Week of March 2013

| April 1, 2013

I’ve planted the green beans, and cilantro. The carrots that I had planted 6 weeks ago are sprouting nicely. The cucumbers, okra and zucchini, are all beginning to spout. I’ve made flower beds around our wisteria, bald cypress, and live oak trees. I then added begonias to those beds around the trees, as well as […]