January 2018

Its been cold, then warm, then cold , then warm again in Massachusetts…… or so I am told.  I have escaped south for a bit so I don’t know what my garden is doing.  I am glad that there was snow cover during the super cold weather though because that helps protect the plants.

I thought perhaps readers would like to see what I am up to in the (chilly and not very sunny) south.  I had some seeds at home that needed using so I brought them along and  planted some up in grocery store salad containers.  They have sprouted..


I also brought along some cuttings from my Brugmansia to give to a friend here in Florida and they have sprouted roots as well.


I have been bringing the orchids with me the last few years.  They spiked and I couldn’t leave them behind.  Now they are starting to bloom.  I think this year they will remain here in Florida at my son’s house when we return north.


Tillandsias are other plants that like to winter over with us however they will return home.


This little patch of succulents grace the front walk and look much better after much needed weeding.


There is so much color here… I found this beautiful specimen while walking the dog this morning.


And just for fun.. here’s one of my favorite mailboxes in the neighborhood


I hope readers enjoyed this little adventure in Florida gardening.