My favorite amphibian in the world. How could one not like these beauties? Just look at the color and complexion! Sweet baby, you are safe with me.🐸 Staring at my amphibian book or rare species for hours as a child, I use to wonder where such cuties reside? If only future self would share… Continue reading Tree Frog Beauty
Edible Planter is most creative, edible and living Birthday Present. This husband is a lucky man to get this thoughtful surprise present from his loving wife. A birthday....Of her husband....and her creative surprise idea impressed me to the core. Working with plants is an utmost thrilling time of my day, but an idea of helping out the… Continue reading Happy Birthday Surprise
One of my favorite Easy to grow Sweet Red Potato edible Vines. So easy to propagate- just snip and stick in water. Watch the roots grow. Plant at the desired location. It is that simple. Ornamental sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas), grown primarily for its purple, chartreuse, or variegated foliage, is a true sweet potato. As such, the tubers it… Continue reading Sweet Red Potato Vine🌿🥔🌱
Who knew Radish seeds come from bolted Seed Pods? 🌿 Even I found it fascinating how to harvest Radish seeds. This is last Spring's overgrown raised bed radish crops left to bolt specifically for seed collection purposes. Last season's Frankenstein radish produced mega quantities of pods. My fingers are sore now from all the peeling and harvesting. But… Continue reading Morning Finger Excercise🌼🔅🌱🤘🏻💪🏻✌🏻🌱🔅🌼
Plant it. Grow it. Eat it. My loving father brought this planter to me years ago. He particularly was attracted to the sweet donkey, saying that the planter is antique. Ceramics occupied my outside space for years, until this week. New planting season inspired organic sage to be placed inside the cute planter and I absolutely love… Continue reading Antique Donkey Carriage Planter
Lately, I am just driven to make container flower arrangements at all cost. The OCD feeling of creating beauty out of nothing is new to me and very welcomed. Waking up groggy, unsure of what task to jump to next, I decided that planting a front house planter would be more beneficial than anything else… Continue reading Passion for Purple Flower Planter
Is it smart to take the risk in the garden, break rules and plant veggies out of season? I am itching to plant something in my back yard Raised Bed Veggie Garden. Covered raised beds lie dormant each summer, lifeless. Here, in Florida’s summer months are hot, wet and humid, along with hosting many… Continue reading Radish Time
The miracle power house tree that is quite understated, deserves worldwide recognition and should be a staple supplement in your daily diet. Too good to be true? Let’s find out. Moringa Oleifera tree was domesticated 2000 years ago in India, Himalayan region, Asia, and sub-tropics. It has been used as an herbal remedy for centuries… Continue reading Care to Moringa?
Ancient, but Well-known Medicinal Plant that belongs in everyone’s kitchen today. Native to Africa, Aloe Vera is a hardy succulent that's easy to grow inside or outside of your own home. It thrives in poor soil and requires very little water. Spiny-edged light green Aloe plants can grow to two feet and eventually produce snowy,… Continue reading Hail to Aloe Vera.
What happens when you need a 5-minute break in your daily cycle? So what is the best human battery recharge solution? Here is an example of overwhelming chores in one afternoon of my own life. The moment I arrived from our Summer family trip, there was literally no time to use the restroom, sip… Continue reading Backyard Flowering Trees and Plants
Where should I get my inspiration, feeling so down? Writing is a form of daily creativity for me. I usually garden, cook, have multiple ideas, vivid thoughts, and fairy tale scenarios flying through my gray matter. I dream and like to stay positive. But when I am sad and feeling the weight of the earth.… Continue reading Writers block. Sadness. Calling all Muses.
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” Rabindranath Tagore With my 2nd Blog, wishing you a peaceful and serene evening, filled with colorful dreams. Until next time my friends, By Luda, at PlantsandBeyond ©PlantsandBeyond2017