Archive for September, 2012

The Morning After

The Morning After

| September 27, 2012 | 6 Replies

I thought it might be interesting to go out the morning after my “Evening Observations” post to see what I missed last night. Turns out, there were a few things, particularly this critter lounging on my red cabbage. That notch of missing leaf just beside it’s head was in its mouth. I call a lot […]

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Evening Observations

Evening Observations

| September 27, 2012 | 2 Replies

The days are definitely shortening. I took a break from the computer late yesterday afternoon to pull up a chair in the front garden and just sit and observe. Meditate on where I stand with things. As I sat staring at my tomatoes, an orange butterfly I am seeing more and more in my garden landed […]

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My Pot Station

My Pot Station

| September 25, 2012 | 11 Replies

My pot station is where I kept all my pots of herbs and lettuce the first year of gardening. This is how my front porch, aka my “pot station,” looked on August 4th, 2012. By yesterday, there wasn’t much left of all this. So, I dumped most of it and started over. Here’s what it […]

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Life on the Parkway, or, Second Thoughts about the Tree

Life on the Parkway, or, Second Thoughts about the Tree

| September 23, 2012 | 6 Replies

Life on the Parkway, or, Second Thoughts about the Tree. Curbside gardening is an interesting prospect. Just when you think you have things under control and figured out, they change. If you have followed the Late Bloomer web series, you may remember how this whole gardening thing started for me. Our parkway Acacia tree died, […]

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Still Rolling Along! Tomatoes!

Still Rolling Along! Tomatoes!

| September 21, 2012 | 2 Replies

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My 100th Post, Pruning! Or, the Way it Was!

My 100th Post, Pruning! Or, the Way it Was!

| September 20, 2012 | 10 Replies

For my 100th blog post since rolling out LATE BLOOMER on Earth Day 2012, I debated on what my topic should be. Should I do as usual, and simply report on the day, or should it be more meaningful in some way? I decided to report on the day yesterday, which turned out to be meaningful […]

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The Queen That Didn’t Bloom

The Queen That Didn’t Bloom

| September 19, 2012 | 7 Replies

The queen that didn’t bloom last night is my Nightblooming Cereus, or Selenicereus grandiflorus. The cactus species blooms one night a year, or years, and withers within hours. For some reason, the bud didn’t open. The impossibly intricate, huge white blooms, are protected by long, pale salmon tubes, with sharp points. When the bloom looks […]

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My Little Meyer Lemon Tree Update

My Little Meyer Lemon Tree Update

| September 17, 2012 | 10 Replies

My Little Meyer Lemon Tree Update ~ I took Melissa, from Live Love Be Green’s, advice about my little lemon tree, and removed all leaves with mealy bugs. (See “My Little Lemon Tree” for the pests that I found.) I agree it was mealy bug. I disposed of them in the garbage. Then, I mixed […]

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Olives. Now, What?

Olives. Now, What?

| September 15, 2012 | 10 Replies

We planted several olive trees before I ever started on the vegetable garden. Only two are in the ground, and they both have olives. Naturally, I paid no attention to the variety when they were planted. When one of the potted olive trees grew a single olive, I read up on olives and it seemed […]

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My Little Lemon Tree

My Little Lemon Tree

| September 15, 2012 | 7 Replies

My Little Lemon Tree, my so-called “ever-bearing” Meyer lemon tree, has not born a ripe lemon since last November. It had quite a lot of blooms in the spring, but, it’s September, and, though carrying two dozen lemons, the leaves don’t look so well. I recently gave it more iron, organic plant food, alfalfa meal, […]

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