Friday, September 14, 2018

The habaneros are ready. Chili soon.

Pruning day.

There are four large Philodendron Monstera growing at the base of a Live oak near the water. I haven't paid them much attention and they took over. So today I went pruning. I filled our wheelbarrow 4 times with leaves. About one out of five stems has been hollowed our by very aggressive nasty little ants. After a few bites I learned to spot an affected branch and send the ants for a swim in the Intracoastal. I am ahead for a change, but in two months they will be sneaking back. A garden is never finished.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Notary, Vilano Beach

This is a funky little faux Art-Deco Italian restaurant in Vilano Beach. The notary sign completes it. Have a great plate of lasagna and get you will notarized.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Love it again, Beach Blvd.

Garden tips.

I bought and planted six chili pepper plants in containers in my garden. They were just flowering a little when we went to Provence to cavort with German friends and others, for ten weeks. I held out hope of harvesting a few peppers when we returned. Well, it rained almost every day we were gone and my good neighbor, Clyde, watered on the off days. Now all six plants are huge and covered with peppers......quite hot too. I have mastered the garden art of benign neglect.

My little Hercules

Painting newly repaired termite damage. She's a dynamo.

Monday, August 13, 2018