HAPPY EARTH DAY!

4/22/14 Image from: http://blog.ereach.com/cincinnati/files/2014/04/earth-day.jpg Easter has now passed and the weather is heating up in Pensacola, Florida.  The time is right, as spring slowly slips from cool windy days, into moisture laden foggy mornings, into warm sunny afternoons.  Twice this weekend, at 1:00 a.m., I was awakened to the shrill callings of one of our […]

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THE AFTERMATH OF YET ANOTHER STORM…

It happened again! Torrential rainfall, 50 mph winds, thunder, and lightening! We had thunder and lightning for at least 4 hours straight. Our backyard flooded from the rapid rainfall. My rain gauge showed 5 inches of rain from last night’s storm. Our newscaster said we received as much as 6 inches of rain! And, I […]

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Midweek Fizzle

Midweek Fizzle…   Another busy gardening day took place here in Pensacola, Florida this past weekend.  My grandchildren were around to help with the planting.  They were so excited to see the progress of the seeds they had planted.  Of course, rain was threatening again so we worked quickly and were able to get the […]

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BUSY WEEK – HAPPY APRIL!

HAPPY APRIL to everyone! What a week I had! We painted our old shed and made it look brand new. It is not all the way finished yet but here are the stunning results: 4/1/14 Before view of shed 4/1/14 After view of shed… still a work in progress It seems like in Pensacola, Florida […]

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The Cleanup After the Storm

The Cleanup after the Storm The storm that hit Pensacola and the surrounding area on Friday and Saturday morning was a real soaker.  Thunder rumbled here in the wee hours, however I awakened to a brilliant blue sky.  Here in Northwestern Florida we got just shy of 3 ½ inches of rain!  Not a bad […]

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What Comes Next in the Garden?

IN THE MEANTIME… What do you do when the weather won’t let you out to play in your garden?  I woke up this morning to the sound of rain gently falling on my roof. The drain spout at the back corner of the house is near my bed. I could hear the rain and the […]

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Gardening in Pensacola, Florida

The Preparation Hi friends. Today I want to share the beginning of my current gardening project in Pensacola, Florida. We moved here last spring and my first vegetable garden attempt was a total disaster. The heavy, cloying humidity, along with 5 inches of rain for a week turned my tomatoes into spindly bug covered sticks! […]

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Welcome!

Happy Spring to everyone, even though it does not appear to be spring yet in many parts of the United States. Here in Pensacola, Florida it has been a cold, rough winter. We had many cloudy, damp, cold days with winds coming out of the north, instead of the warm tropical winds from the south. […]

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