Saturday, October 7, 2017

A garden in recovery

6/1 - 6/15 Garden deconstructed for the painting of the building.

7/1 - 6 weeks for the retiling (due to a few weeks of off and on heavy rains). 

I took this time to repot a few.. Eugenia foetida replaed  a large sea grape, a fish tail palm replaced the blood orange (burly marx crammed around the base of palm). Another fish tail took the place of a sea grape.
Eugenia "Spanish Stopper"
Then came Irma. Had to take smaller pots in, group large pots agains corner .. blah, blah. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

On a shopping spree

Olive and I poking aroun. Hurricane Irma only a few days away..  I hope the trees are standing when we get back. 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Field Work

Eating not quite yet guava at Richard Lyons nursery. The star fruit however with heavenly.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Solar water pot

SunnyDaze 79 gph Solar Pump; chicken wire, black river rocks, bucket inside of white pot to hold water. 

Panel attached to trellis facing due south.  Runs 12+ hrs on a charge, though it has a timer to take care of on/off effort.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Finished project. It looks nice. Now back to getting my hands dirty in the garden.

Sunday, June 25, 2017


4 weeks later still need to grout, but the mottled lichen color will hide dirt, rust.
Can't wait to get garden back in order.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Two staples

In a big ole pot, i might be getting too old for pots this size.. I think I've told you how much I love an orange bougainvillea.

Friday, April 21, 2017

A trifle

elegant little flower in a silly basket of succulents and miniature echevaria

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Goings on about town

Hot and dry - the bougainvillea all over are putting on a gorgeous show.
Waiting for re-tiling before planning / implementing new fabulous design
They have completed painting the building and after culling the non-essentials, we're having the terrace re-tiled.   I am beginning to plan a new garden.. living walls to be utilized.

New tile. Green, dark variegated, pretty and will hide a multitude of sins. 

The blood orange after being untied after painters finished was so infested I pruned severely-- not leaving one leaf. It has a strong root structure, the leaflets will reappear soon.

3 weeks or so later. 

Monday, January 2, 2017

Le Cafe

Olive atop a made-to-order mosaic tile table from Further Furniture in LA. Haste Garden chair.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Jet trail mapping

If the jet trails are very high and coming from the northeast my guess -- Paris to Mexico City.

The 6 year old scrappy blood orange tree is blooming heavily-- nothing sweeter.

The tree isn't the healthiest. White fly and black soot on the leaves have taken their toll. What to replace it with.

London to Montevideo.

Why are you reading this?

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Not a cloud in the sky..

 A taste of winter's clear, cool weather the past few days..  The garden takes on a smarter look, coming out of a very wet summer.
The fresh lemon of the parrot beak vine. Bloomed from spring to November. If you have the room, and a nice large pot, you couldn't get more bang for the buck. 

The parrot vine above and the soft beauty below-- the color of Liz Taylor's eyes-- were purchased a week ago at Living Color Nursery on Griffin Road.

FYI, All of their vines have been moved to a huge field beyond the shade houses (underneath the pylons)  in a back field.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

rotting fruit fermenting on the wet ground

The mangoes are gone- except for a scattered few under the mango trees half eaten; rats? Another season past.

I wonder if they would have made fine tropical clafoutis - with a fine cup of strong black coffee.

In lieu of ripe mango, here we have peaches and blueberries. This homemade tart has a big busty flavor. 
The fourth quarter:
The sun is reclining in the southern sky
The days are shorter and shorter
Dollie Parton is a genius
Surely as great as Cole Porter

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Heavy weather

Some more heavy moisture looking ESE. Probably shuffling straight in from the Straights of Florida