March 31, 2016



My favorite 



Winter blooming iris

February 29, 2016

We are experiencing a few warm days up into the upper 60s which is encouraging Spring blooms early!



Flowering quince

Winter flowering iris

And, of course, hellebores!




 The last picture is from Plant Drlights Open House where I purchased a few new ones for my collection!

Our last killing frost is about mid-March so I am in planning stage for a spring vegetable garden!!! 


Time for some serious pruning of the Autumn Clematis! 

December 4, 2015

Source: Time for some serious pruning of the Autumn Clematis! 


July 30, 2012

New page

July 30, 2012

My blog is now located at

That bloomin’ Banana

August 3, 2009

The banana, after two winters of wrapping it in Christmas lights, has finally started to produce a bud! I noticed a “flag” leaf comming out a few weeks ago. The flag is a small leaf that comes right out on the flowering stem. It looks like flag or the shape of your hand. I can’t wait to see the stem and the blooms. The bananas are not very edible because they are full of seeds but I am sure they birds and animals will enjoy them. I may also try to germinate the seeds, too.

Heat, Humidity, and Rain!

August 3, 2009

The much appreciated rain has created a very lush yard and garden. Cannas, bananas, and the vegetable garden are all very productive this season. The rain barrels that I have purchased from the city have save much, too

Hello world!

January 28, 2009