Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day April 2014

 Frangipani aka Plumeria

 This Singapore Plumeria has the surroundings smelling like an expensive perfume.
 Cape honeysuckle

 I felt so sorry for this bed that I decided to give it some water.

Hello and welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom day where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens.  We are in a deep drought and I cannot keep up with the watering. I keep hoping that it will rain soon in my area but all I hear is that the south coast is getting all the rain. My gingers are in a very sorry state just waiting on the rain to quench their thirst.
Franginpani or Plumeria are in full bloom with a riotous display of colour. Cape honeysuckle has blossomed beautifully after pruning it back sometime last year. 
To see more of what is blooming please skip on over to Carol's at maydreamsgardens 
Have a great week folks!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day March 2014

Desert rose (adenium)

Vanda orchid

Welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day where gardeners from around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. I was by my friend David for dinner the other night and was stunned when I saw his desert roses. They were spectacular!  I didn't have my camera on me so I went back the next day to take some photos. And the pool......it was stunningly beautiful!  We are in the dry season and the plants that thrive are in full bloom around the island.  The Desert roses, Bougainvillea and  Frangipani  are showing their colours.  To see more of what is blooming please visit Carol at Maydreamsgardens .
Thank you David for allowing me to share your blooms. It is Saturday folks so get out there and GARDEN! Have a great weekend!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sunday in the garden

 My shade house has become a jungle, I plan to transform it as soon as I am finished with the house renos.

 One of my favorite Heliconias
 Lettuce ready to be harvested
 Scallop squash
 Milkweeds (asclepias) waiting to be transplanted for the monarch butterfly.
Jamaica Poinsettia
I am paying more attention to the garden now the house renos are almost finished. On Saturday my hubby and some helpers drained the round pond and cleaned it.
 See the two albino sharks and Moby Dick in the middle swimming together.
It was a right mess and had been so for several months. The pump was not working properly and hubby took it to the repair shop. The shop tried opening it and broke the case housing the pump because the screws were fused together. It is still there waiting to find a similar used housing. So last month Hubby went to visit his mother in Miami and brought back a new pump.  Now the pump and filter are up and running again with a clean pond to boot.
Have a great week my friends!

Saturday, February 22, 2014


I am having some issues with blogger so I decided to create a new post on the bathrooms. Below is a sneak peek of downstairs  bathroom.

My bathroom upstairs is still in its final stages just the wash basin and faucet to be installed. I found my mahogany slab and now the mirror looks out of place. Luckily I have some mahogany to make a frame to go with the vanity. I will relocate the mirror to another bedroom. My favorite carpenter Remington is working with me and it is a joy to work with him. 

Renos update


Hello friends and bloggers, it has been some time since I have written anything, those of you following my blog would know why.  Today I am blogging about the house renos.  The above photos show how it all happened. I am still working on the inside and have almost finished the downstairs bathroom.