A delicate yellow petal floats in a pond. It came from this flower, found on a hike through the volcanic crater village of El Valle de Antón, Panama, one of the most fertile valleys in the world. Have a bright and beautiful Valentine’s Day!
One of my favorite herbs sits in my perennial herb bed, and it’s a basil. Yep, a perennial basil. I never even knew such a thing existed until I found my African Blue at a nursery. It flowers almost year-round with pretty purple and lavender buds on long stems, but never bolts and tastes just […]
A montage of blooms from my local nursery. What is it about flowers that incites happiness, evokes memories, inspires romance? A brilliant fuchsia. I love its ornamental buds. They look like paper lanterns!
Another sign that spring is in the air… my Aka Karaine hot radish has bolted. Since this was the first crop I ever planted, and also the first I harvested, I feel like a mother watching her beloved child leave the nest. Sigh… it had a good run.
While my grapefruit tree is bursting with delectable fruits just a couple weeks away from ripening, my dwarf apple tree is starting to show the first signs of spring! Of course, it hasn’t really felt like winter around here to begin with…