Today’s collection of photos are some of my favorites from past posts on summer gardens. Enjoy!
Central Florida is usually hot and sunny. Even during December and January when we can go down to freezing once in a blue moon, we usually have warm, sunny afternoons. The heat wave that crossed the country finally came down to Florida. Yup, I recognized it as more like August weather for us. When I first moved to Miami back in the 1970’s, it took a while to get used to the summer heat. For the last few years here in semi-tropical central Florida , August has become such a hot and humid place. It seems worse than previous years. I have been staying in a lot and when I go in the garden, it’s early morning. Last Saturday I walked briefly in the yard at 9:30 am, and it was bright and hot. The temperature was 86 degrees F. The afternoon will go into the 90’s with a heat index of more like 104 F. My house faces east and the garden is Florida full sun on 95% of my yard. Mornings are worse in the front yard. Afternoons are worse in the back yard. My photos are mostly from the side yard and back yard today. I hope you enjoy the flowers.Read More
Several years ago I wrote a post with a printable checklist for spring home maintenance. That’s when you clean, review, and repair after winter is over. Spring is the perfect time to perform routine maintenance to prevent flooding and fires.Read More
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.