Sunday, November 20, 2016

The new winter vegetable garden

Today I finished the vegetable / kitchen garden, this year is all on containers and in a new location in the back of the house.  This new location is the only place in the garden where I get four to five hours of sunshine in the morning.  I planted tomatoes, herbs, arugula, spinach, swiss chard and three strawberry plants.  We will see if the new location will be productive, I keep you posted.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Ramble at Fairchild Garden

This weekend was the annual Ramble plant sale at Fairchild Garden.  This yearly event is a must for South Florida gardeners, I make sure to attend every year.  This year I didn't come home with any exotic plants but I did bring home some herbs and tomato plants for my new kitchen garden.  I also purchased a few strawberry plants to plant in hanging baskets.  
The weather has been great in South Florida lately, perfect for gardening, unfortunate my nine to five job has been demanding with my time.  I am a little late with my winter planting, usually vegetable gardens should be all done by the end of October.  

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Painted Buntings are back

This Painted Bunting couple are regulars at my bird-feeder everyday.  They were here last winter and are back for the second year.  There is also a second female that comes around sometimes, I am not sure if they are a family.  The male painted bunting is one of the most beautiful birds around, I am so lucky to these two in my garden.