Sunday, March 22, 2015

A little color never hurts

There is a little more color in my back garden these days.  For the last couple of weeks I worked on a new trellis and did some painting. 
 The creeper has a new home and the outdoor umbrella was replaced.

I always wanted a weathervane in my back garden  One night I shopped on line and ended up with more than I a weathervane. I got this great looking butterfly house and a bird house (in route)

I did some internet research on butterfly houses, and found out that they don’t work.  The few butterflies’ species that use houses to hibernate are not found in South Florida.  Oh well at least baby lizards will have a good hiding place.

 Blooms this week at the Dragonfly Garden

Flowers in my new lemon tree, yea!!!

It is yellow tap tree season in South Florida.  My tree has more color than previous years and is not done yet.  These trees are making my commute to and from work more pleasant.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Tomato wars

The dreaded Hornworm arrived in my vegetable garden, in two days I lost many of my small tomatoes.  I have been on the lookout every morning for signs of damage, but the little buggers waited for me to go on a business trip before they attacked.  When I came home the damage was done, I think I killed them all, but they are very good at hiding.

This has been a good year for the vegetable garden.  The broccoli is starting to produce, I have more arugula that I know what to do with, and all the salad greens I can eat.  

The days are getting longer and the weather hotter, so is a matter of time before all these plants will fry in the afternoon sun.  This year we had a short and hot winter, not ideal for vegetable gardens in South Florida.

This week at the DragonFly garden.

The bromeliads are blooming, the mango tree has flowers again (the third time this year) and the hanging basket is new to my collection of succulents.

PS – I am working on a project to bring more color to my back garden; I hope to be done next week, pictures to come.