Tuesday, October 14, 2014

More Eye Candy

After my latest blog entry, I realized that I forgot to include a few photos of these beauties. There are habanero peppers on the left, red bell peppers on the right and brown turkey figs below. Yum!

Blooms I'm diggin' right how include Mexican heather, marigolds, bougainvillea and queen's heart.

My marigolds have done so well, I wish I had planted several pots to display on my porch for fall instead of purchasing very expensive mums.

And this post would not be complete without a shot of my assistant photographer T-Roy.

Happy Gardening!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Goings On in my Garden

It's been a good gardening year thus far. This spring, my young forsythia plants bloomed and my amaryllis multiplied. I was tickled pink!

This young viburnum has had some struggles. A few years ago, my husband accidentally scalped it with the weed eater. Undoubtedly it would have been easier to replace it, but sucker that I am [feel free to substitute sucker with stubborn] I wanted to see if pampering it would help it recover. Well it did and to thank me, bloomed beautifully this spring.

We also had wild plums and blueberries!

A friend of mine gave me an old arbor which I plan to use next year to train muscadines. Those are strawberries in the hanging baskets and tomatoes on the vines.

Some of my beautiful flowers including day lilies, crape myrtles, sunflowers and spider lilies.


My son and I planted a single watermelon seed in 2012 which produced a massive vine with tons of juicy watermelons. We get volunteer vines every year since from the composted seeds. They were not so sweet this year so I don't think I'll keep any other volunteer vines that come up. It was good while it lasted!

In the next few weeks, I hope to purchase and plant pansies in the front around the birdbath and fire hydrant. I'm also thinking about planting a winter garden. We'll see.

Here's hoping you have enjoyed your garden as much as I have mine. :)

Lawn Enthusiasts

I'll be the first to admit, I don't care much for lawns. Sure, I'm grateful my husband keeps ours mowed and moderately green but for the most part, I think it's wasted flowerbed space. So it was with quite a bit of humor that I discovered my neighbor winterizing his lawn by hand...during a torrential downpour.

I suppose he's saving himself a step since most fertilizers require a good watering to work. Still, that's some A+ dedication right there. You go guy!