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Friday, 14 May 2021 09:56

The garden is in full swing now. Temperatures are above the 60's pretty much. The raised bed box was filled with fresh soil, tilled and the pits dug for the tomatoes and mini Red Bell peppers being transferred from the aero gardens.

The first tomato. Can't wait for more.

Three Kinds of Lily this year. Little Yellow Helvola (it's back), small peach lily and large white lily that bloomed once!

Here's the whole garden ready for 2021

Last Updated on Friday, 14 May 2021 10:18
Crazy spring weather PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 May 2021 10:12
It's been a wild ride here this year. Pots of tomatoes, peppers,etc. have been getting dragged in and then put out again as the temperatures careen between upper thirties to upper seventies! The aerogarden base with 4 Green Zebra plants had to be put outside because the plants outgrew the lamp height! The basil has finally been started, the last one inside cause it's more sensitive to the cold temperatures.

In the meantime, the tulip riot I planted last fall gave a great showing. The red and white Carnaval de Rio tulips ordered from Burpee last fall did not disappoint. Just hate to see them go but it's time. The lilac once again produced a bumper crop of blooms to the delight of the bees and some hummingbirds. The Grape Hyacinths extended their territory along with with dwarf daffodils...

This year's plants include Golden Cherry Tomato, Green Zebra Tomato, Thai Purple Peppers, Thai Mini Red Peppers, Mini Macho Pepper, Pak Choi, Cilantro, Sweet Basil, Lemongrass, Radish, Spring Peas and Strawberries. Flowers include 4 varieties of Nasturtium and 2 Sunflowers.

The black plastic grills over the last picture are saved from furnace filter packaging. They are necessary to keep the squirrels from "hiding" dinner rolls a neighbor leaves out. The dinner rolls also ended up in our rain gutters!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 May 2021 10:46
Winter Bloom 2021 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 February 2021 11:22
Who cares if it's snowing outside. I want flowers!

Last Updated on Monday, 08 February 2021 11:26
Orchids in January PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 06 February 2021 11:05
Just because it is snowing and freezing doesn't mean you can't have flowers growing!

The aerogardens have been started with Golden Cherry Tomatoes and mini Thai Hot Peppers. Can't wait to get the Baby Pak Choi going now.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 February 2021 11:13
Spring Inside PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 10 January 2021 10:28
Hibiscus Beauty in January

A cheery addition to the bay window. This Peach Hibiscus has been flowering for many years

Peach Hibiscus Flower in January

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 January 2021 10:34
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