Sunday, February 28, 2010


This is what's left of my tomatoes and my herb garden.
I'm going to wait a bit longer to make sure all the cold weather is gone and I'm going to try a few more herbs again. I think I've never seen weather this cold for so long in Miami.

My miniature Roses are doing really well, they love this cool weather. I have tried reg. Rose and I just don't do well with them, so now I just have these cuties.

Some of my potted beauties.

I thought I would do some yard work today and I did a little bit, I picked up a few dead leaves and did some weeding. Then I decided to take my sewing machine outside and catch up on my sewing. I had to share these pictures of my girls relaxing by the pool on this beautiful Sunday.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Can't find any lizards in Miami...... I hate to think what happend to them.

I was looking for Lizards this weekend and I could not find a single one. Yes, that bad cold snap..... Well I love lizards, so I thought I show you my small garden lizard collection. But, I sure want to see real ones soon!

Saturday, February 13, 2010


I thought I share with you the many loves of my life.

Oh, yes and I can't forget the hubby.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


It seems that I'm always working on the back yard. If I have time and energy I'll do a little work on the front yard. But,, not this year, I vow to myself that I'm not neglecting the front yard. So I've started with the make over. I'm doing a section at a time.
The weather lately has been divine. I LOVE Miami in the winter time! Today's weather was in the 50s, just glorious.

These Bromeliads are so happy, here under my so loved Royal Poinciana tree. This tree I planted about 3 years ago and I wast told it was not going to grow as tall as the traditional Royal Poinciana ( I'm still not sure what that means), cause if it does I'm in big trouble with hubby.

I love these little guys, I think they are some kind of ferns. I pick them all the time, they make great fillers for when my hubby gets me flowers and I want to spruce them up a bit.

This spot also needs a little bit of help.

These Traveling Palms ( I think that's what they are called) line the drive way. I had the most beautiful Fish Tail Ferns planted as ground cover under the palms, but this cold snap got to them. I had to pull them out and now I don't know what to plant. I might put them back, cause I loved how it looked. That's a project I will so need my hubby for.

This little cluster of plants, including this Lady Palm, is hiding a secret sitting area. I have a little iron chair behind there. It's great cause I rest there ( a lot) and no one can see me from the street.

This Hoya vine has bee all over my garden, first I had her in the back terrace. Now she make the end of the drive way her new home. This plant is special, I've had her over 15 years. All I've done is change the soil with my potting soil recipe and re-pot every other year. That seems to work just fine. I wish all my potted plants were as easy as my Hoya.

This terracotta planter is nestled in between these ferns. These impatiens are happy here under this little palm tree. My impatiens seem to do great in planters.