• Garden Communities on Google+


    Last December G+ launched ‘Communities’ .

    Such a community is Google’s version of a group or a forum to bring like-minded people together.  It’s a place to ask questions, show pictures, or just talk about a certain topic.


    Gardeners all over the world are joining  those G+ garden communities.  There are Communities for ‘Gardening’ or ‘Nature’, and then there are specific ones such as ‘organic gardening’, ‘urban gardening’, ‘growing vegetables’, ‘floral photography’, and many many more.


    Garden Talk in Central Florida - a Google+ community



    If you garden in Florida or just want to join in to chat, I am a member of  Garden Talk in Central Florida and would be happy to meet you. 





  • Picotee

    Picotee – what a nice word! I just love to say it 😉 

    My favorite Amaryllis is Hippeastrum Picotee, a white flower with red edging


    Hippeastrum Picotee




    wikipedia says, Picotee is a variety of flower whose edge is a different color than the flower’s base color. The word originates from the French picoté, meaning ‘marked with points’.



    Amaryllis Picotee



    As with most of my Amaryllis collection, I keep this one potted.  

    An earlier blog entry shows more of my Hippeastrum and I tell a little on how I keep mine: clickie




  • December in Myrtle Glen


    Not much going on here in Myrtle Glen this time of year.



    The plants are cut back, the Myrtles are bare of leaves and those leaves were shredded and added to the flower beds. The occasional weed popping up gets pulled on my daily morning walk through the garden. 



    Here and there a few roses brighten the yard. The Impatiens are still happy, and



    the lower temperatures trigger flowering  in the Aechmea Blue Tango/Del Mar bromeliads.



    No dragonflies and hardly any butterflies, and my hummingbirds have left me as well.

    I watch the Squirrel couple, that took up residence during the summer, munching the peanuts, and it looks like the Red Cardinals and Mockingbirds are still happy….


    Red Cardinal taking a bath



     but I can’t wait for the winter to be over….




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