|Pigeon Pea Flowers|
I've finally started working in the gardens, and so far, I've gotten a lot done. Unfortunately, I am not pleased with the camera on my phone, so don't have a lot of pics for you today. I'm going to have to break down and buy a battery charger and proper batteries for my camera if I want decent pictures.
I took out the papaya today, and replaced it with a rooted limb of the pink angel trumpet (Brugmansia) and a rooted cutting of the Hibiscus radiatus (burgundy flowers). I figured if one wasn't blooming the other would be, so there would always be flowers. Plus, I can keep them trimmed so they don't get higher than the wall and shade the courtyard.
|Red Thai Crown of Thorns|
I noticed that the border grass on the corner of the walkway was getting trampled. I'm sure it's the neighbors. I've already had the girl tell me it was "unacceptable" that they had to walk single file on the VERY narrow walkway so as not to crush my plants, so I put this up. Hope they get the message. The hole is to allow water to run through. Yes, this is how the outside garden looks after the winter, but it will soon be gorgeous again.
I'm really glad I took a chance on the SuperSweet 100 cherry tomatoes this year. They are growing like mad and setting dozens of fruits, so I think they will see me through the summer. The Cherokee Purple has sprouted two branches and both are blooming. I started pruning the tomatoes this year, and it's really helped them set more fruit and be more productive.
I have so many plans for the garden this year, but it will be a lot of work, and I've wasted a lot of time this winter doing nothing. Just wasn't motivated, but hopefully, it will go quickly now in the next couple of months.