Friday, June 30, 2006



  Take thy plastic spade,
                  It is thy pencil; take thy seeds, thy plants,
                  They are thy colours.

William Mason, The English Garden, 1782





This journal will not let me load multiple pictures again.

I just want to share pics of my garden's bounty but I can only load one.

I am picking the veggies and flowers everyday and sharing them with my neighbors.  

I am continually adding more plants to my yard and I am hoping that it will look like a lush tropical garden in a year or so. 

I am still looking for a slow growing bamboo plant.  Other varieties of bamboos can be very invasive so I am cautious about just getting one from the home improvement store.  Our local nursery is suppose to get some compact ones in two weeks.

I am also crazy about brugmansias. So far I have white, yellow, and peach colored ones. I recently acquired a variegated one that is suppose to have pink blooms. It is a cutting so I am yet to see its flowers.

Well, It's time for beddy-bye.  Goodnight, my friends!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Flower Power!

                        I'd let the pics do the talking in this entry.                 









Tuesday, June 27, 2006


These are my tomatoes. They are potted because Florida has a bad nematode problem. After a few years of sticking tomatoes in the ground and watching them struggle, I got wiser.



These are the other veggies in my garden.




It's been slow but with a lot of tinkering, I can now load multiple pics and use some of the buttons on my Journal. That's what I call progress.

More plants pics to come...

Monday, June 26, 2006

Mon Jardin Merveilleux Part Deux


As promised, here is the pic of the pineapple plant I mentioned in my last entry.  It is potted and is outside at this time. Yes, pineapples are tropical plants so they will not thrive outside if the temperature is below fifty degrees.

The pot behind has the Plumeria plant.

Ellie, e-mail me your address and I'll send you the pineapple plants. Yes, I would love to have some ginger plants. I have the Kalihi and Butterfly varieties.  


Sunday, June 25, 2006

Mon Jardin Merveilleux


These are the flowers of the Plumeria I recieved as a Christmas gift about five years ago. I lived in Hawaii for a few years and Plumeria flowers give me flashbacks of the idyllic island life I used to lead.

I recently went to New Orleans and found a vendor selling some cuttings. I bought four cuttings marked red, pink, white and pure yellow (flowers). I've spotted leaves sprouting on the cuttings but I know it will take at least a couple of years for them to flower.

I also have a pineapple plant with a fruit and lots of little plants I took as suckers from the mature ones. I'll post a pic of it in my next entry since my journal will not let me load multiple pics right now. If  you want some pineapple plants and you're not afraid to e-mail me your address, I'll send you some through the mail. It takes about two to three years before they bear fruit and the fruit takes about a year and a half to grow to full size and ripen. These plants require a lot of patience. LOL.

I have a cutting garden of flowers where I planted sunflowers, zinnias, gardenias, black eyes susans, pink/white coneflowers and shasta daisies. I am enjoying the fruits of my labor right now. I have vases around my house full of flowers from my garden.

Hmm... Do I need to mention that I have beans, tomatoes, okras, zucchinis, peppers and eggplants coming out of my ears?

I always enjoyed gardening. It is a form of meditation for me. There is something calming and uplifting about tilling the land and caring for plants.



Saturday, June 24, 2006


Hi there! Just testing this blog's functionality. It seems to come and go. The GUIs are very touchy. They'll work then stop working after the first paragraph.

 I just got done manually extracting pesky data from my registry and still looking for things to tweak so I can get down to the business of blogging again. 

Here are some pics of my garden. I am crossing my fingers that the file transfer will work. 

 Hmmmm...  I guess it is still messed up. 


Thursday, June 15, 2006


Woohoo! Once and for all, my blog finally lets me in!

I did not die. I was just having a lot of problems with my old AOL software. Most of the add-an-entry GUIs are still not functional but at least I can finally comment on blogs and write something on mine.

More tinkling of the software and I might be able to put pics, colors, and fancy fonts on this baby.

Just babbling...