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.