I wonder how many watermelon I will get from my 25 cent investment?
Welcome to my weekly update here in the garden blog. As of this morning my first female squash flower opened so I used a Qtip to manually pollinate the flower to ensure pollination and production. I also have new seedlings emerging, new transplants in failed spots, and more growth throughout. Let me show you around! … Continue reading Our Garden – May 29 2019 – Pollinating Squash And Other Updates
It's April 2019 in Zone B and my seedlings are emerging! I love how spring is full of hope as the beginnings of new plants break through the soil and grow a little more each day. If my seed packets are correct, I may begin harvesting food from these tiny seedlings as early as June! … Continue reading My Spring/Summer Seedlings Are Emerging
Because, even a good thing can get in the way.
My daughter has been "helping" me in the garden since she was one year old. I may have learned a little bit about plant spacing, pruning, covering exposed soil with mulch to prevent weeds, weeding, etc; but gardening with a toddler is kind of like gardening with Curious George.
Even after two typhoons, the vining flowers I planted are coming along. Never give up hope--not even during a storm!
"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)
YOU DO NOT LIKE THEM. SO YOU SAY. TRY THEM! TRY THEM! AND YOU MAY. TRY THEM AND YOU MAY, I SAY. SAM! IF YOU LET ME BE, I WILL TRY THEM. YOU WILL SEE. -Dr. Seuss "Green Eggs and Ham" It has been a busy week to say the least and I've been waiting … Continue reading How I Wound up EATING Flowers
There are moments to indulge and enjoy, but I always know when it's time to go home and wash my knickers. -Kate Winslet I was going to quote another actress who once said, "it is good to indulge now and again," but I thought Kate's words were far better! Here is a confession: I have … Continue reading When In Okinawa, Get a Pedicure
Had a good and busy day in the garden today and yesterday: I added a couple more flower plants in this entry bed. I added some flowers to this spot as well. In this area I also buried fertilizers around the first 9 Hibiscus bushes. I learned through my research that Hibiscus plants need approximately … Continue reading Keep a record of when you fertilize so you won’t forget when to fertilize again (lots of pictures)