Even after two typhoons, the vining flowers I planted are coming along. Never give up hope--not even during a storm!
Perseverance - a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success. Ambrose Bierce Some of you, who have been following my blog a little while, may remember my post titled Behold Our First Pepper. It was an account of the unfortunate discovery that my first pepper plants bought here in Okinawa were not the… Continue reading Persevering for Peppers
It looks like the living trap is working! Look closely inside the leaves and you'll see a few squished gnats.
I picked these peppers today prior to doing a little gardening!
Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old. -Winston Churchill How do you save these seeds? This was the question I was asked after I posted a reflective blog entry called, "I am an Heirloom Gardener on Foreign Soil". My husband was the… Continue reading How to become an Heirloom Gardener (Lesson in seed collection)
Do you ever have issues with pesky fruit flies/gnats coming into your house? You become so annoyed by their presence that you're smashing them with your bare fingers every time they fly in front of you at the kitchen sink. You've even done a massive clean sweep in an effort to eradicate every last one… Continue reading Stinky but Effective
We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. C. S. Lewis A few weeks ago, July 12 to be exact, I showed you part one of the… Continue reading The Mango Experiment Part 2
Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future. William Wordsworth I am an heirloom gardener on foreign soil. Originally from Texas, I have Hispanic and Jewish… Continue reading I am an Heirloom Gardener on Foreign Soil
"You should get a fish this time." "They have a lot if designs but I doubt they have a fish." "Oh, they'll have a fish!" "I want flowers, you wouldn't actually want me to get a fish!" "Will you get a fish? For me?" "Okay, if they have a fish, I will get a fish… Continue reading When in Okinawa, Get a Pedi (pt2)