Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day to all the dads, including my 104-year-old dad, the man who is responsible for all my gardening genes.  I want to thank my talented son-in-law for his gift of this beautiful garden bench he built.  Fernando is a master fine carpenter who does wonders with wood, The fence and the gate were designed and built by him.  If you are in South Florida and have a wood project in mind contact him at FEFCDesigns  The bench will sit in the sun for a couple of weeks for the wood to dry and will then be stained in the same color of the fence.   

This week at the DragonFly Garden

Is that time of the year for the vegetable garden to go into the compost bin.  This year the production was dismal, it's time to rethink the concept of  a future vegetable garden.  I left the eggplant below because is doing well and it has many flowers, but not a single eggplant (what I'm I doing wrong??) 

Is summer and the Fire Dragon bush is on steroids.  I can't keep up with all the plants that need to be trim and the weeds that got to go.

This is a Monk Skipper butterfly, it likes all the flowers.

At sundown the Zebras gather under the Firebush, some times there are twenty to thirty flying around.