2017 was not an easy year for me, consequently the garden was not a priority for my time. One of my New Year's resolution is to spend more time cultivating my little piece of paradise. I started this week, I hope to make many changes that I will share with all of you.
In my previous post I wrote that I was taking a time off from my vegetable garden. The lady of the house (and cook) asked me to reconsider. This weekend I planted a small kitchen garden, we have rosemary. oregano, basil, cilantro, cherry tomatoes, Swiss chard and chives.
This was a good time to rearrange all my containers behind the house.
My collection of cactus and succulents did not fair well last year. Too much rain was not a good formula for these plants. Yesterday I took out the ones that didn't make it.
This new water fountain was a Christmas gift. It now seats in my patio in full view from inside my house.
Stag horn plants were one of my Dad's favorite plants, he had them allover his garden, this one in my backyard came from his garden. My father passed away on December 27, after 104 years of a life well lived. He was a gentle soul, a plant whisper, a nature lover, a good husband, a great father and an even better grandfather. I will never be able to look at theses plants again without thinking of him.