Saturday, February 20, 2010

My Gracious Return

Hello There Fellow Gardeners,

I've been gone for sometime, but I've decided to make a comeback!  I was just sidetracked for my love of crafts. But I just couldn't step away from my love of gardening.  I still only have a few plants that I am tending to and eventually I would like to aquire more, but I will be in the process of moving in a few months and I don't want to start some big planting projects. I would have to tote all my pots or plantings to somewhere new.  My gardening blog currently is for a very small spaces and depending on which route housing takes me I won't know which way to go!  I will be renter.  Renting a small townhome is in the works, and it has a wonderful small space but only time will tell if that's the one for us. 

My current plants are some hardy succelents and a pepper plant.  The pepper plant was given to me by my neighbor who moved out and since then I have harvested one great little pepper! 

I don't see any more yet, but I am crossing my fingers.  Anyone know if peppers have to be pollinated like tomatoes? I don't know much about growing peppers.

Happy Gardening!

Edited: March 2014.  Enlarged photos. 

Friday, September 25, 2009

New Blog

Take a look at my newest blog.  Aspiring CreationsI am taking on a whole new direction.  Happy Gardening!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Inspiration perhaps

These pictures were taken outside the grounds at my apartment complex. It happened to be a nice wet morning with dew on the leaves.

Happy Gardening!

Okay, just call me artsy

I decided to change my template again. I simply wasn't happy with the fact that I couldn't really do much with it from the page itself. I come from an art background and I am truly picky about such things. Right now I am practicing Calligraphy. I have been doing it now for a couple of years and I love it! I would love to develop it into a business if I could. Also photography but I haven't found my nitch yet. I do love taking pictures of fauna and flora.

Happy Gardening!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Well the Summer is here and in Southern California the heat is on. This particular weekend has been a warm one and I really need to water ALL my plants. I take my kids to the apartment complex pool to cool off. I should do that with my plants. I feel like they will fry out there in heat and the sun to just sucks up the moisture. My patio is East facing and the hottest part of the day sit half of my container plants.

My houseplants on the other hand have a different set up. I don't have that many because of the lack of space but each are thriving the best they can. I have a Maidenhair Fern (my newest addition) that sits on the end of my dining table in front of a large north facing window. Perfect light there. Another new addition is a small polka-dot plant that has a home on a dresser in my boy's bedroom. It's in front of a south facing window. My youngest son Brendan, who is Autistic, absolutely fell in love with it at Home Depot so I brought it for him. My oldest surviving member of the family is my Umbrella Plant. It's doing awesome perched on my counter in the kitchen next to the sink, which is East facing. Believe me THAT kitchen gets really hot during the day. Probably why the plant is doing so well. I recently re potted with some mixed soil. Guess what? a few days later I had some unknown seedling pop up! I know now to use only fresh uncontaminated soil. We live and learn I guess. I have one hanging plant the easiest plant on earth to keep alive, a Golden Pothos. It hangs in the east facing corner in a really cool wire basket where it receives bright light. There again I have to be careful because if I left all my blinds wide open I would fry in here, not to mention a few nosy neighbors looking in. My last plant sits on top of my entrainment center. With that container I have placed a two plants, a Golden Pothos and a Heart Leaf Philodendron. It's doing fine, but I probably need to water a little more. It gets a little droopy. But so far I am pretty satisfied with the plants that I have. But since I am obsessed about plants in general I would love to accumulate more, but there is always that issue of space and I have to resist because of money and space. So it's the outside I plant more!
Happy Gardening!

Edited March 2014, Enlarged photos

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th!

Hope everyone is enjoying their day of independance, the outdoors, BBQ's, and everything else in between.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Oh Tomatoes!

I consider myself now very familiar with growing tomatoes. I began last year from humble seeds and yes I have to admit from a plants as well. I had to try both. It's been quite the accomplishment because it's really the beginning of summer and I am still harvesting tomatoes. Mind you it is not a bountiful crop, but it's something to be proud of. One or two here and there from each container. I have learned much, from sowing seeds in my kitchen to replanting in containers, and trying to prop up the vines. It is not easy. I believe growing tomatoes is something that requires trial and error. But the outcome is great! I have pictures to prove it.

If any of you have advice or tomato stories please share them. I'd love to let others know how rewarding it is to grow tomatoes in containers!

Edited: March 2014, Enlarged photos. Taken with an old SLR camera. Not digital, so quality is not all that great.