Winter Bloom

I often wonder why I suffer through 7-ish months of coddling tender plants that don't give me fruit. The constant watering, mealy bugs, spider mites. Stinky fish emulsion and fertilizers. Yes, the citrus & fig get all that too but at least there are oranges at the end. And I'll tell you what, those oranges… Continue reading Winter Bloom

The Hazards of Tender Plants.

Oh, you see, I'm a pragmatic sort at heart. Logical, practical, reasonable- sometimes to a fault. But, when it comes to certain plants, all that can go straight out the window. Its why we have a banana plant. Its why there is a bougainvillea in the dining room. Its why there are designated tables for… Continue reading The Hazards of Tender Plants.