They popped up quite unexpectedly and I hope they never leave! It has been just over 2 weeks since they made their colorful appearance, and what a couple of weeks of weather it has been! Blazing hot days, howling winds and sporadic thunderstorms, 4 seasons all in one day. On days that you expect it to rain it doesn't. When it … Continue reading Autumn Announcer?…
What I notice most about these flowers, are how hardy they are. They have surprised me by growing almost wherever I have planted them. What surprised me even more, was that I thought they were Geraniums! and that most of these species are indigenous to South Africa. They are found mainly along the east and west coasts … Continue reading The Pelargonium Brief
Huachuma - San Pedro, is known for and has a history of medicinal and shamanic use - huachumeros a male shaman or Huachureras a female shaman. (try to pronounce huachureras correctly and really quickly 10 times in a row!) The plant is native to the Andes mountains especially around the regions of Ecuador, Peru and … Continue reading San or Saint…Pedro?
I managed to harvest two ice-cream tubs worth of baby green figs a couple days ago and would like to harvest the rest, before the birds get them! Here goes another recipe for baby green fig preserve. I love the taste as it remind me of christmas, and the fig preserve goes well almost anything, … Continue reading Post-Xmas Baby Green Fig
So according to some intelligent people and the internet (surely if it is on the internet it must be true), Companion plants can assist in the growth of other plants by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. Best of all, they can be part of a biological pest control program. They had me … Continue reading BFF Gardening
I know first hand that starting from scratch will some days leave you feeling absolutely beaten. If its not one bug it is another, to much rain, drought, the moment you want to mow the lawn.."click click".. it has stopped working. Not only that, the dog has chewed the hose nossle, and the donkeys have pushed over the … Continue reading Girly Macgyver
Comfrey has been known for centuries to alleviate aches and pains and is still used today to treat cuts and grazes. Best of all, it grows and grows and grows. Ofcourse this one fact had me sold, so best to investigate my new favorite greenery. As I mentioned this plant is a fast grower. Should … Continue reading The Herb that heals