Ten Gables Cottage

Ten Gables Cottage
Ten Gables Cottage

Sunday, May 15, 2016

What's growing?


Hi Everyone,  I am so excited to have 9 lovely pineapples growing in different places around the property. Everytime we get a pineapple, I cut off the top and just stick it out in the ground somewhere and low and behold, soon a new plant is growing.  Before you know it, more pineapples are forming. It actually takes 2 years to get a pineapple on the plant, but it also will have baby plants come up and once you have some established, you begin to get a lot of them. They are so delicious home grown, maybe it is because you don't have to pick them too early. You do have to beat the raccoons to them, though, so I watch closely.

Also this year I have so many beautiful amaryllis blooming right now. The blooms are so pretty and even though it is getting really hot here, they are doing well and lasting several days with more coming on.

Hope you are having a nice quiet Sunday afternoon; it's a good time to walk around the garden and see what is new!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Beautiful Orchids

Hi Everyone, I hope you are having a great day! It is beautiful in sunny and warm Florida. I have lots of Spring flowers in bloom, but I want you to see the beautiful orchid plants in a big planter that Margaret and John, my neighbors got me for Mother's Day. What a nice surprise and it is just gorgeous!
Here is a photo of the whole thing. It has a pretty bromeliad in it and another big tropical green leafed plant plus 2 orchids, one large and one smaller.
Hopefully I won't kill it. My green finger does not include orchids, but the directions say plenty of light and not much water, so we will see. I am really enjoying its beauty right now! Thank you so much, Margaret and John!!