Monday, November 23, 2015

Garden Ramble plant and craft market this weekend

Tutorial on making curry with the herbs from the garden.
Tutorials on how to make garden luminaries and planters from everyday household containers.

Enjoy some bajan delicacies and fresh fruit juices all home grown. Come mingle with other gardeners and plant lovers. Exchange ideas , meet new friends learn a craft and learn about butterfly gardening. Come on over relax and enjoy the day or the weekend ! Parking available at the Rubis gas station. Don't forget to bring your camera!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day November 2015

 Yellow and white Chrysanthemums
Pink  Chrysanthemums
 Adenium obesum aka Desert Rose
 Oxalis spiralis
It is hard to say good bye to these Picobella petunias
 Amaranthus illumination

 Hello and welcome to Garden Blogger's Bloom Day where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens.

 We have had some rainy days last week but still not enough to fill our reservoirs for next year.  My friends up North are now preparing for their winter season and we down here are hoping for more rain and cooler weather.
To see more blooming gardens please go over to Carol's garden at 
Have a great week my friends!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day October 2015

 Sesbania grandiflora aka Parrot's beak in bloom. These are from seeds sown in April and planted out in July. They are between 15 -20 ft tall.

 Back garden 

I decided to do a pallet make over and created a herb planter stand.
New grill on the block. I saved this grill from the land fill and it is amazing what a new paint job can do. Norman do you recognize your former friend?
A friend and I took a stall at a local festival. Sales were a bit slow that day. 
 Hello and welcome to GBBD where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. It has been really hot and humid and still not enough rain. Well we have November and December  to come. To see more blooming gardens please go over to Carol at May dreams gardens
 Until next time take care and happy gardening!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

September remember

Fish cakes a local delicacy is being fried  by Cynthia a member of the St. Lucy Parish Independence committee

It was lovely seeing my hospital roommate Linda her husband Russell and his aunt June. 

Patrons sampling some of the local fare.
 Some scenes from the Garden Ramble that was held 2 weeks ago. The response was good and many will be looking forward another one next year. 
In attendance were many members of the St. Lucy Parish Independence Committee who helped coordinate the affair. Their mission is to promote community Tourism.
The St. Lucy Parish Independence committee is a community based organization with a mandate to ensure that Barbados' Independence is celebrated in communities across the parish, not just in November but all year round where Independence is not a one day affair but a state of mind. Our independence day is on November 30th and my island will be celebrating 49 years of Independence from England.
Special thanks to Janice Springer program Coordinator, Pedro Cumberbatch , Julie Burnett, her mom Cynthia Burnett who manned the fish cake booth and the many members who assisted.
Also special thank you to my daughter Lauren and her husband Marlon and my gardener Rawdon who worked his butt off to get the garden in shape. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Garden Ramble September 2015

 Annual Garden Ramble and Plant Sale takes place on Saturday Sept 26th from 10am-4 pm. Parking available at the Rubis Gas Station. Benthams House is located between the Rubis Gas Station and the St. Lucy Post Office.

Sesbania grandiflora aka Parott's beak, humming bird tree,  is blooming at the Rustic Bajan Garden. This was grown from seed sown around the middle of April.  I misidentified this plant when I first posted about it in April.  The flowers and leaves are edible as well as the young seed pods. They are used for cooking in the Philippines and Thailand. It is a green manure used as a natural nitrogen fixing fertilizer and also used for fodder. There is a white version of this plant as well. These will be on sale on Saturday.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day September 2015

 These Crinum lilies have perfumed the air in my shade house.

 Picobella petunias and impatiens

 A mix of petunias, gazanias and water lilies
Pink and yellow rain lilies emerging after the heavy showers we had yesterday.

Hello and welcome to GBBD where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. The Rustic Bajan Garden had some real rain yesterday and the seasonal pond has filled up beautifully. I am happy and the frogs are happy. More rain is still needed to fill our reservoirs around the island. 
To see more gardens around the world please visit Carol's blog maydreams gardens. 
Have a great week gardening!