Previously in this blog, and across social media, I shared terrifying photos. Hornworm poop Hornworm EggsWhile their presence seems to be dwindling, I still see some signs that they are around like bare stems here and there. So after some other gardeners shared with me how much easier it is to spot hornworms at night … Continue reading Using a Blacklight to Find “Hard to Spot” Pests in the Garden
Immediately I wondered what these tiny eggs where on the tomato leaves.
Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. Matthew 19:14 A couple years ago I gathered a hodge podge of tiny props and flat ground growling herbs to make my little girl a fairy garden. I had always been captivated by … Continue reading Just Use Your Imagination, and your child’s toys, to Make a Fairy Garden
I cannot believe what just defiled my garden.
Because, even a good thing can get in the way.
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
Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. -C.S. LewisWhen I talk to others about gardening I normally get one of two responses. The first is one of enthusiasm: "Oh I like gardening too. Right now I am growing (insert plant name here)." The other response is, "I just don't have a green thumb." … Continue reading Don’t Blame Your Beige Thumb!
Third time's a charm -Said by a lot of people As many of you know, I discussed the topic of transplanting tomatoes TWICE and it was contrary to many gardening belief systems. I defied that idea using Emilee and Jere Gettle's wisdom and Winston Churchill's words to back my theories. Some things just need to be repeated. … Continue reading The Tomatoes Move Into Their Home and Meet the Neighbors
I posed a question about a plant a while back. Remember "Eesa Fuji?" Well I downloaded an app called garden compass and it allowed me to send the picture to an expert. Here was their response: "Difficult to tell without the flowers, but appears to belong to the Wisteria genus, a twining woody vine that … Continue reading An answer at last in reference to the unidentified plant
Hibiscus flowers do not require water, the blooms will stay viable until their time has passed, with or without watering. http://www.hibiscus-flower.com/ When we moved into this house, my friend told me that the small bushes that were planted in front of the house were Hibiscus bushes. I was very excited about having Hibiscus bushes in … Continue reading The Difference Between Surviving and Flourishing