A couple of weeks ago, one morning I had just returned from picking up a prescription and drove by a neighbor down the street. I noticed her amaryllis were in bloom. It’s spring here in central Florida and amaryllis bloom in the ground here. I knew I should grab a few shots since I was going to be inside after this. Read More
For the last few years, I started off January with a favorite flowers of the previous year post. This year it’s a little later and I’ve also expanded my photos to include more types of posts. My Top Posts of 2018 the first week of January addressed everyone else’s favorite posts. Today I’m sharing my favorite photos from travel, home, nature, and garden posts of 2018. I hope you enjoy it. We’re starting with my post on beautiful Bok Tower Garden in Lake Wales, Florida. It’s one of my favorite places in Florida with lush contemplative garden rooms and beautiful bells ringing out in concerts.
Several weeks ago I wrote a post with ideas for a small garden. I mentioned a lovely garden 2 blocks from me where the small area between the sidewalk and fence was seeded with many flowers like sunflowers.
As I have explained before, I attend a small farmer’s market most Tuesdays called Tasty Tuesday. Tables set up in front of the New Port Richey library sell seasonal fresh produce and sometimes flowers. This particular morning I was captivated by the mini rose arrangements on display in a farmhouse metal carrier.
No matter how small your space is, you can have a garden. Gardens do not have to be acres and have grass, trees, and flowers. Have a small spot on a balcony, porch, or yard? Can you add a chair and a few plants? Is it a lovely view from inside your home? Then you have a perfect garden area. Let’s consider ways to expand your use of that area.Read More
Warm weather is here which means everyone can enjoy the outdoors. Our lawns and gardens can provide “rooms” and places for families to gather and to have fun. After all, your garden is a part of your home isn’t it? Love the idea of a beautiful outdoor space but hate all the work involved? Let’s look at ways to look after your yard that aren’t going to take a huge amount of time or effort. Just remember if you live in a neighborhood with restrictions and guidelines for landscaping, check with the association for accepted lawns before you make radical changes.Read More