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Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day 2013

The day was beautiful (even if I had to work)!  My little group planted a few flowers, adding to the Pumpkin Patch.  Oh, but you haven't heard the story about the pumpkin...  Around Halloween time, the little group dug into a large pumpkin.  Seeds and goo were everywhere.  Great fun was had by all.  Wash off the sidewalk, clean hands, and back inside.  Let's fast forward until April, during an outdoor check for lizards, frogs, flowers, or snakes. Yes snakes, it is Florida.  We had a five footer in a tree once.  Well, we find three baby leaves that are different from the grass leaves.  What else could they be, but pumpkins growing from our big pumpkin six months earlier.  We were concerned the mean lawn mover would mow them down, so three little pumpkin plants got dug up and replanted in a pot... and the pumpkin patch was born.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Missed the Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

A lot has been happening around the garden.  Never a free second...well if I would manage my time better...

Here are a few plants blooming in my little piece of paradise.

Aztec Gold daylily

Spiderwort or Cow slobber

Ghost Succulent-Graptopetalum Paraguayense A resent gift

Coreopsis Salsa

Friday, March 15, 2013

My first GBBD

A blogger that I have just started reading (May Dreams Gardens) had posted a fun idea this morning...Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.  Every 15th just post what is bloomin' in your yard.

Louis Philipe Rose

Lady Margaret Passionvine



Black and Blue Salvia (looks like someone yelling)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Next go round with seeds

Blanket flower
Black eyed susan


I tried something different to get the seeds to start.  Lets hope!

Edit added video-Central Florida Gardening-Seed Propagation

Monday, March 4, 2013

Should have trusted my instincts

Things have been a little busy around these parts.  Between a sick dog, new plants, cookie booths, and freezing temperatures...yes, it is a little busy.  

I kept an eye on the weather report.  Wind advisory; so no bonfires.  Temps in the high 30's.  Okay, should I cover the seedlings or not?  The new plants; cover them or not?  Well, it will only get down to 38 and no freeze warnings.  I guess they will be fine.  

I should have trusted my instincts.  It got down to 28° F!  I had ice on my windshield!  Man, it was cold this morning.  

I checked the plants after work.  All the butterfly garden seedlings are looking fine.  The tomatoes look rough.  I lost the cherry tomato plant my daughter planted last fall.  Well lesson learned.  Always cover the tomato and pepper plants!

Oh well, I have more seeds.