Thursday, January 24, 2013


Oh how I love those first little specks of green in the seed pots that means I haven't killed them yet!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Seeds started

I started some seeds this week - only flowers this time since my veggies are still producing from the fall.  :-)  I made this little plant stand a couple months ago from all the scraps that accumulated from other woodworking activities.  It works great on this little wall on the lanai (screen room).  Can you see the seed starter pots behind the white pot on the left?
I don't often take bird photos, but I saw this guy standing on the other side of the pond behind our yard and snapped this from my yard.  Pretty cool what I can see from my garden!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Orchid Regrowth!

Unexciting though this may look, this is a major achievement for me!  I've had this orchid for about 2 years.  It bloomed beautifully for awhile, and then the flowers were spent, as happens with orchids.  Instead of throwing the plant away (yes, I've done that before), I saved it and sat it in the bedroom (no non-flowering orchids in the public rooms, thank you very much) and later on our new lanai.  A little water once a week and lots of just leaving it alone, and now look!  A stem is coming up which will soon display more beautiful blooms for the house.  :-)  So, so happy!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Is it spring already?

Parts of my garden are flourishing.  I think they are confused and think it is March.  You can't blame then since it's 80 degrees outside.

Here, one of my kitties chills by some roses, which seem to never stop blooming (oh poor me).
Tomatoes continue to appear and ripen.
Carrots awaiting harvest and green onions that have been there for over a year.  I just snip as needed for cooking.
Even my butterfly garden still looks pretty nice.