Sunday, March 18, 2018

Retiring to the garden after 50 years of employment

Last week I notified my employer that I plan to retire this summer.  After fifty years of continues employment and the last 23 years with my current employer, It's time to make my garden my full-time job.  I going to miss my work-family and the great company I work for.  I am not going to miss the early morning waking-up and the two hours of daily commute.  My plans are to fill my days with activities and the garden will take much of that time. But I also plan to do the things I've always wanted to do but never had the time for it.  Stay tune and find out.

This week at the DragonFly Garden

I did not have much time this past month to work outside.  The weather was perfect for gardening, but the timing was never right.  This weekend was dedicated to my side garden, weeding and moving plants around. These beds were originally my vegetable garden but the location was never right for growing vegetables.  Now these beds are all about bromeliads and any other plant that can take the Florida sun in the summer and shade in the winter.

Many tasty mangos on the way for the summer

The orange giger tree was knocked down by Irma, but is coming back.

 Giant white begonias
My favorite bougainvillea