Monday, February 15, 2016

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day Febuary 2016

Mansoa alliacea, Cydista aequintialis, aka Garlic vine in its glory

 Hello and welcome to garden Bloggers Bloom Day where gardeners around the globe post what is blooming in their gardens. My garlic vine is in bloom and what a sight to behold! Each day it changes colour. The Garlic vine is used in traditional medicine in South America where it originated. The leaves smell like garlic when crushed. To see more blooming gardens please go over to Carol at May dreams gardens. Have a great week folks!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Busy at the homestead

 Sabinea carinalis aka Pride of Dominica  in bloom at the Rustic Bajan Garden. This shrub thrives in drought like conditions and is a great plant for xeriscaping.
 Pride of Dominica is the national flower of the island of Dominica.
My Vanilla bean orchid has grown up the side of my tool shed and onto the roof. A papaya tree has sprung up in the orchid pot.
Pink petunias

 The pergola posts were replaced a few weeks ago with larger posts and since the top was in need of repair I decided to put a metal roof on. It will be a great place to dine when finished. The cinder block floor that was becoming uneven so I suggested to hubby to cast a concrete one. So the blocks were taken up and the  new floor was cast.


 To keep costs down I opted for a shed roof  instead of a gable  even though I would have preferred a gable roof. Now we will be dining alfresco amongst the water lilies! Parrrrteee!