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!

February 14 2012      3 comments     Linda Ly

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 […]

May 16 2011      14 comments     Linda Ly
Flores   Hierbas   Jardín

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!

March 21 2011      Leave a comment     Linda Ly

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.

March 8 2011      Leave a comment     Linda Ly
Flores   Jardín   Semillas   Verduras

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…

February 4 2011      Leave a comment     Linda Ly
Frutas   Jardín