Thursday, August 24, 2006


Peppers always seem to do well here no matter
what you do to them...or don't do.
If they are in the sun or the shade
it doesn't matter.
This is one habanero plant we have.
There's what...11 ripe peppers on there?

Heres a chili pepper plant.
They were on the patio till my son decided it was
a good idea to pick them and eat them matter what mom said.
Now they are just kind of hiding behind the holly bushes.

And they just keep coming.
Its too bad I don't like hot food.
Well...except for my crawfish and boiled peanuts.

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Saturday, August 19, 2006


I haven't had much time lately so I'm just going to go on a quick tour.

Dead Azaleas.
Not from heat or lack of rain but those evil azalea caterpillars
I talked about earlier this year.
There seems to be no stopping them now,
unless maybe I posion everything.

What hurts most are the new ones I planted.
You would think it would be easy to keep them off of these.
But they sneak in when I'm at work or overnight or something.

New favorite spot.
No Azaleas here.
Two kinds of gardenias
(they seem to love the weather),
Pink Pricess Philodendron in the urn,
an african iris that never bloomed,
and a stray sweet potato that somehow made it
outside to the ground
and is growing like mad.

I got a Leaf Eater.
This thing is great!
Its been chopping up my leaves into a fine powder.
I've just been putting it directly around the plants as a mulch.
Soon those leaf piles will be gone!

Starting Zinnia's from seed.

New bush, snowball Virburnum.
Where am I going to put this monster?
Probably where some azealas used to be!

Friday, August 04, 2006


I've been on "vacation" this week
before I start my new job Monday.
This means I don't have as much time to sit
in front of the computer and write and read blogs.
But things have been pretty quiet in the garden except for the rain.

Yay! Its been raining!
And with the rain comes lots of mushrooms.
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