Thursday, December 10, 2009

Color for the winter garden


This week I purchased petunias and impatiens at the local Home Depot, to give the winter garden a colorful look. These plants do well in our cooler winter months, and are so easy to take care.

Update on my vegetable garden. The eggplant and squash have many flowers; the tomatoes are growing fast and have lots of fruits (I think, I planted too many plants, too close to each other).
The peppers are not doing well, every year I have the same problem the leaves shrivel the flowers fall off and eventually the plant dies. May be the problem is with the soil.

We already are eating the lettuce and the arugula. This is my first time growing arugula, it has been a success.

This weekend I am heading for Disney World to enjoy the Christmas decorations and hopefully cooler weather, I’ll be back in the garden next week.

7 comments:

The Galloping Gardener said...

Now you're giving me some inspiration for my Florida garden - I will be there after Christmas and my big task is to do something with my tiny plot in the months that I am there! In the meantime, season's greetings to you Rusty and perhaps we can do a joint blog when I am in Miami in the New Year?

Evelyn Howard said...

Great to see yr veg doing well.

Susan said...

We are sooooo lucky to enjoy flowers and sunshine during our cooler months. I've had the same problem with peppers the last two years. A little discouraging! Have a great time at Disney and enjoy all the beautiful blooms there. I look forward to some photos.

Marlene said...

Love your tomatoes, all your veg. looks good.

Darla said...

Just a note: my peppers, all types do much better in containers....

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Sigh. MY colour for the winter garden is...wait for it...snow white! Allow me a weee bit of jealousy, please Rusty, and if you can send a little warm air our way to thaw out the frigids, that would be awesome (and I love the plants, especially the thought of fresh vegetables.)

Cheryl said...

I cannot believe you are growing flowers that we cannot put into the garden until mid May...

Your vegetable patch has come on in leeps and bounds.
Well done. I grow peppers in the greenhouse and find them quite easy. I only use ordinary soil and feed them once a week......Have fun at Disney, you lucky chap......