Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day October 2013

 Day blooming miniature yellow
 Day blooming blue

 Day blooming pink
 Night blooming pink

Welcome to Garden Bloggers's Bloom day  where gardeners from all around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. My water lilies are blooming furiously. The night bloomers are huge 10 inches  or 26cm in diameter. 

Yesterday evening my water baby Sandy was rushed to the vet. I found him drooling from the mouth and walking uncoordinated. That was his second visit that same day. Earlier that morning my hubby had taken him there about a skin problem . He was diagnosed with a type of mange. The vet said that he would have inherited it from his mother at birth and that it was not infectious. She prescribed some shampoo and some skin medication.  Now Sandy is afraid of getting into the car and it was a job for me to get him in. We were concerned that a second trip to the vet would be traumatic for him. The vet suspected some kind of poisoning, I thought he may have bitten a toad. He was given something to vomit whatever he had in his stomach and a muscle relaxant to stop any seizures as well as a sedative. They told us to leave him overnight.  This morning when we called, were told that he was alert and had eaten. They told us that will be ready to go home later in the evening if he showed no other signs of illness.
To see more of what is blooming in gardens around the globe please stop by Carol's at May dreams gardens. Have a great week!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

My recent projects

The rustic bajan gardener has been quite busy around the homestead. She has been busy doing some woodwork, like building a potting bench with remnants from the house renovations. The rustic Bajan gardener has quite a collection of tools, tools like a circular saw, a chop saw, a jig saw, nail gun, drills and an electric plane that was her father's.
The rustic Bajan gardener loves DIY and has been in a creative mood recently. She built a potting bench after being tired of sitting near ground level potting plants and always looking for a spot to sow seeds.  So she discovered several websites showing her how to build a potting bench. This dishfunctional site is filled with imaginative ideas. Laura the blog owner is describes herself as a creative artist, jewelry designer, author, upcycler, free spirit, daydreamer, rocker, mom
 Blooming in the garden today are adeniums aka desert roses. 

There are a total of eleven flowers on this stem, this is a first time I have seen so many buds blooming at the same time.

My baby has grown and is now bigger than the pack but still a baby. He is house trained except for the occasional pee pee in the patio in the late evenings. I am happy my diaper watch is over.

He is such a sweetie and mischievous as ever. Anything and everything find its way into the house. Palm fronds, my plastic pots, old pieces of coconuts, old shoes and socks left by my garden helpers and anything that is not tied down. Last week he brought in a very long piece of rope and I wondered about his intentions.
I am still working on the house and I hope to be back upstairs by December.  Wishing all a very fruitful week and be happy.