How did it get to be June?! I think I went out to water the garden in March and somehow I ended up at the beginning of summer! It certainly was a very hot and dry spring and I feel as if I have had a hose pipe permanently attached to the end of my … More I think that was Spring?
Once again there never really was winter in Central Florida this year, which is a blessing in many ways because I don’t have to rush out with frost sheets to cover tender plants but it also means that before we know it the hot and steamy season is upon us. We have had lovely spring … More Predominantly Pink
We have had some lovely sunny weather in Central Florida recently and the temperatures have been perfect for working outside. I have been busy trying to get ahead of my gardening chores and doing a major tidy up. It is a time to enjoy all the lovely Camellias that are flowering now… … More New Year in the Cutting Garden
It’s so lovely to feel a chill in the air in the early mornings, a sign that our heat and humidity are past and we can look forward to cooler and drier days. Here and there are a few signs of autumn. A few of my orchids which live outside most of the summer under … More October in the Garden
April has been such a lovely month! There is so much flowering in the garden at this time of year that it is hard to take it all in and I want to enjoy it all before some of the more delicate flowers start to go over as the heat sets in. I plant … More April’s End
I decided to call my post today “Joyous” because when I was out walking the dogs early this morning I couldn’t help but feel exactly that! I can smell Jasmine and Viburnum everywhere and the weather is the kind of weather that makes you just want to spend every waking hour outside, which is exactly … More Joyous!
This year I wanted to really focus on growing my own cut flowers in the garden. I always took this for granted in England but Florida can be a little tricky because of our almost nonexistent winter and long, hot and humid summer. I have had to experiment about what to plant and when for … More First Cut Flowers
January is over and even the word February evokes a lovely feeling of spring. Evenings are getting a little lighter, bird song in the early morning is getting louder and it’s lovely to be outside in the freshness and get a head start on tidying and weeding. The strange thing about Central Florida is that … More Looking Forward
I was tempted to call this post “Preparing Ahead” but although I have got a lot of things on my “to do” list completed, I certainly wasn’t very timely with others! At this time of year we seem to be hurtling fast towards the holiday season and I am enjoying myself so much outside in … More November…already?