Monday, November 23, 2009

They are ALIVE!!

These flowers were given to me last year when I lost my job (a year ago this month) and when I had surgery in January this year. I took a chance and planted them in the ground. They withered and hung in there. Sort of pathetic all year. But right now they are so beautiful. I hate to cut any off to put in vases. They are the only flowering plants in the front yard right now.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Besides the bee's surrounding the Water Hyacianth, there is another admirer to the pond. It is a beautiful copper colored dragon fly. He seems to prefer to visit during the hottest part of the mid-day. He hovers over the pond, then lands on the Plumeria on the island in the middle of the pond and gazes over the pond. Sometimes he will disappear into the distance for a few minutes, but always returns to gaze upon his territory. We have named him Rumplestillskin. Recently he has been bringing a friend. She is very iridescent, so deserves her name as Tinker Bell.

They are a beautiful addition to our landscape in progress!

Friday, April 24, 2009


I am very excited to see my garden still thriving...


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Still Digging

The Dream Garden is a dream come true. It is growing like crazy, and really enjoyed the winter rains. Scott continued to have a problem keeping the mulberry twigs on my path leading to the garden, so we finally dug it out and put in a bark path, to match the one in the garden. I LOVE IT!

Scott is back to digging again. The plumbing has been buried around the outside of the pool, I mean pond. Now he is digging a hole for the top of the waterfall, leading down to the pool, I mean pond. Today we were excited to notice one of our vines producing flowers for the first time since we bought it 2 years ago. It came home with a couple buds from the garden store, then promptly never budded again. What a beautiful site to see pretty purple trumphets. I planted garlic cloves last October, to grow over the fall and winter. They are not ready to harvest yet, but we are anxiously awaiting the turnout of our first homegrown garlic. Just planted tonite, several varieties of tomatoes... and jalepeno, serrano and habanero peppers. Along with red bell pepper and cucumbers. We are still keeping an eye out for some more peppers, as we need a full batch for our summer salsa makings!