Showing posts from January 22, 2012
Miami gardens have a slow season, too. Still, there is beauty to share. Today I was going to spray my Angel's Trumpet with a pyrethrin spray because I noticed white flies on it. Imagine my surprise when I found ladybugs! I've never "inoculated" the garden with ladybugs, figuring they fly away just as soon as they're released. These dear little things found my organic garden on their own, and I'm blessed. They're having a white fly feast! One of many ladybugs on the Angel Trumpet leaf. I think the brown marks are made by the ladybugs, but that's OK, they're eating the white flies, so they can do their little bit of damage, it'll be replaced by new leaves. Here are some of the Angel Trumpets the lady bugs are saving. Pretty for a January day, eh? First time I've ever noticed a fruit on the Aglaia odorata tree. You can see the tiny flower bods to the left. The tree is ready to burst into bloom! The HUGE hibis
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I slept in really late today, until 10 a.m. Must be the joy still spilling over into my dreamland that kept me from wanting to wake up, a "hangover" from the wonderful "Joy in January" project. If you missed it, the kickoff was Monday here . Any questions for me this warm and beautiful day in Miami. I hope to get some gardening in this afternoon, after I bottle up the boronia absolute that arrived last week in the yearly Guild group buy. It's especially gorgeous this year, soft and spicy, sparkling and golden with the freesia-like topnotes. Yummy!