May 12, 2013 | 9:55 AM PST Happy mothers Day !! This is also for the guys on GG. Hope you have a wonderful day. I know some of us no longer haveour moms. But, we have them in our hearts and our wonderful memories.
Apr 25, 2013 | 5:54 PM PST I wish we could post videos. There were lots of birds in my yard yesterday. And squirrels busy, burying acorns on the ground and in potted plants. I'm sure to have lots of oak trees coming up.
This is my new juicer. When I bought this house in March 2012. it came with lots of friut trees. The picture of the citrus tree is a grapefriut. The oranges are the ones I used for the juice. I do not know what variety they are. The orange juice is soooo good. No sugar or water needed.
Nov 15, 2012 | 12:59 PM PST Once again, I need your help. I can't seem to get my information on my garden to show up on my calendar. Every time I add info about plants to my calendar. The response is, NO ENTRIES. The name of my garden is there, my zone and calender cover photo is also there. Do I have to be on face book?
It never fails, I had just taken my camera out of my purse and left it at home. My son, grand daughter and I were on our way to eat breakfast. We were passing by JCPENNEYS. There in front of the store the CLYDSDALE horses were being walked. By the time we went home to get the camera and drove back, the horses were already in their trailers. I can have that camera with me every minute and as soon as I leave it home I miss a good picture.
The next one is named Charlie, He actully seemed interested in us.
I guess everone has heard of the rain storm Texas got. Well, I opened the door to check the weather and saw one long spider web with a spider hanging on for dear life. It's beyond me how it was hanging on, with all the wind. A little later I took him down to get a closer picture. After that I put him in a large glass, which I took outside and laid on it't side so the spider could eigther stay inside or go out in the rain. Last check, he was still dry inside the glass spining a web.
I think he might be in the crab spider family. What do you think?
You can't tell from the picture but, there are several orange and grapefrute trees. pomagranet tree, several fig and japanese loquat trees, a blackberry and a grape vine. I hope it want be too long before I can plant my own plants.
I have had the butterfly weed for a couple of years. This is the first time I have had the caterpillars on the plant. There's not much left now. If, I get seed this year I will plant every last one, so, I will have plenty for them next time. Now, that I will have more yard. I got my house. I'll move in April 26. The house is old and need lots of TLC and lots, and lots of elbow grease.
Well, it's really not much like spring here today. It's cloudy, 52 degrees and scratted showers. But, my flowers don't know it yet. Here are a few things blooming: Fuchsia (likes cold), Penta mixed with a butterfly weed, Serrano pepper and my Pregnant Onion (albuca brateata). See the small green blooms. I have two varieties of the pregnant onion. I also have a Peri Winkle with two little blooms (not shown).
Can you believe this, a grafted tomato ? GRAFTED 'EARLY GIRL, WHAT WILL THEY THINK OF NEXT!!!!!
BENEFITS of grafted vegetables: Improve vigor, disease resistance, & tolerance of temperture swings-for longer and more abundant harvest.
GRAFTED TOMATOES are created be attaching the top part of one plant (the scion, chosen for fruit qulity) to a vigorous, disease- and- pest-resistant solanum rootstock V PL FR N TMV. NON-GMO.
TRANSPLANTED: Plant 24-36" apart in full sun. KEEP GRAFT WELL ABOVE SOIL LEVEL so scipn does not root. Prune carefully so energy goes to fruit production and not excess foliage. Remove sucker/roots that form below or just above the graft. Vigorous plants require support.
I always buy pansies and snapdragons every winter, wish I could grow pansies year round. I do have good luck growing sanps in the summer, if I keep them in some shade in the summertime. My butterfly weed is still blooming it's little head off. I need to cut the last of my serranos peppers before I lose them.
I bought a fuchsia early this year, about a Nov., I normly buy it close to the end of winter. So, I don't get to enjoy it too long.