Splashes of Color

Our rather upside down winter and early spring have contributed to some unexpected color combinations in the garden this week.  I’m not sure if I should be embarrassed by them or if I should just enjoy them while they last!  The azaleas are flowering on time but my terrestrial orchids, of which I have large … More Splashes of Color

Looking Forward

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

Winter Warming

Everyone is saying it,  but it really has been exceptionally warm!  Northern hemisphere gardens have been looking more like spring gardens than gardens in a winter hiatus.  Florida has been no exception.  Green grass, perennials about to flower, roses growing and beginning to bloom, weeds a-plenty.  I am enjoying it while it lasts as I … More Winter Warming


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?