Our Oxford snowstorm coated my garden. I am looking forward to the spring. Azaleas, Rosemary, Liriope muscari, Hydrangeas, a hedgerow and my fave sunshine chairs.
Sea Grapes, or Cocoloba uvifera, are a beautiful tropical plant that is not frost hardy so you can only find it in southern parts of Florida and the Caribbean although I’ve seen them a little farther north. Sea Grapes are used, like sea oats, to maintain beaches and control erosion. Sea Grapes also provide shelter… Continue reading Growing Sea Grapes
Tabasco peppers are small. These are the variety of peppers I have grown all summer and the ones I recently spent time saving from a freeze that hit my area. Although it seemed like there were a ton of these peppers on my plant, I only got 2 cups of whole peppers to do something… Continue reading Pepper Jelly Incident with a recipe
Post-freeze update: the buds didn’t make it but the unripened peppers are doing well and ripening up nicely. So many!! Can’t wait to have them all ripe so I can make my pepper jelly.
We have recently entered frost season. My garden has lasted well into November with azaleas, chrysanthumums, hostas and impatiens still in bloom. My vegetables consist of onions and Tabasco peppers. The onions will last all winter; they usually do, but my pepper plant is huge and still filled with green peppers, and all shades of… Continue reading Saving Peppers
Sometimes the unexpected appears in your garden. You thought you planted tulips from bulbs a friend gave you and you got daffodils. The mums you thought died a few years ago suddenly resurface, because you really didn’t take the time to remove the plant from the garden. For me, while I labored over taking out… Continue reading How Did That Get There???
My husband and I walked our dog early this morning and saw several neighbors outside working on their homes, painting front doors, pruning bushes, mulching, cutting grass. One was even moving; sold their house and moving to the new one in time to celebrate Rebel football. Each neighbor was working hard getting their To Do… Continue reading Gardening and College Football
I have 25 Azaleas in my backyard and one decided to bloom in late July.
Not all sunflowers produce seeds. Sad, but true. Mine are drying up and hopefully I’ll have seeds beneath the pollinating flowers.
Two frogs in my garden Hiding in the rocky ledge Eating the ants that stream past Trying hard not to fall off the edge. ~e saunders