Tuesday, February 3, 2009


I can't believe 2009 is already missing a month! January flew by! I've been busy in the garden, repairing, transplanting, mulching, etc. getting ready for a wondrous spring. I've been sowing seeds in the house as well and my house is a virtual greenhouse. I've started Rubeckia 'Cappuccino,' Nicotiana 'Cranberry Isle,' Petunia 'Balcony,' and different varieties of Yarrow. My pepper seeds have not arrived yet, and I am anxious! I usually grow ornamental 'Black Pearl' but have decided this year to try some other types named 'Calico,' 'Sangria,' and 'Medusa.'

The tropicals that are also living indoors are doing very well. The bougainvilleas are all in bloom and I have a 'Mexican Lime' tree that is blooming for the very first time, after a five year wait. It has gotten so large that I almost left it outside to perish last year. I'm so glad I didn't! I'll soon be making Limeades! This is one of the blooms.


D Quarles said...

We had a lime tree growing up. It produced lots of fruit but we were scared of the tree because of the huge thorns! It always popped our four square balls.

Lone Hawk said...

I stumbled across your blog while researching cannas. I'm astounded. What a wonderful collection of photos of your garden.

janie said...

I would love to have a blooming lime tree in my house! No need for candles there!

I think the citrus blooms among the most fragrant of all blossoms.