Posts from the ‘Flowers’ Category

Dwarf Gardenia 2013


Dwarf Gardenia May 23, 2013  This year I have planted 2 Dwarf Gardenias in my front yard where they can get plenty of sunshine.  They right now are loaded with blooms and have been continuously blooming for a month.  Pretty and sweet.  This plant grows to mature height of 3 feet with a 3 foot spread.   The white blooms can add a nice fragrance to any landscape.

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Peas and Fried Green Tomatoes!! (First Harvest May 19, 2011)


Picture May 19, 2011 TBerrys First Harvest of Peas and Green Tomatoes

Well here it goes.  You can guess what’s cooking for Dinner tonight.  I just picked my first harvest of peas and tomatoes.  Now my work is cut out for me.  Shelling them  is the job.  It’s all worth it .  I don’t mean to sound like I am complaining.  While shelling these peas.  I like to find me a Bible study lesson or a good old gospel preaching to listen at while I am shelling away at these peas my ears are open.

I have a favorite website for when I am not able to read the word.  Shelling peas is a good time for it.  I hope many will agree there is no excuse these days for not learning the Truth(Gods Word).  When I am not able to read I can just key in the KJV on my favorite website at Sermon Audio and it will read any Chapter and verse  for me.  This website has it all  click here Gospel preaching and Bible Study.  God has been good to me, so yes I do get excited.  No way can I ever take a stroll through TBerrys Garden and not say “Thank Ya Jesus!”  Right now it’s Beautiful and lot’s of work to be done.  Will you join me Sermon Audio.   To all my Gardening friends I am sure you’ve heard, my ears are open to the word.  Fingers dare not on the keys but shelling peas, Amen!!


PINK BEGONIA May 11, 2011


2 weeks ago.  I planted these Pink Begonias in my window boxes this year.  Begonias are a landscaper’s favorite. Superior performance with lots of color punch. They look great all summer until frost. Unlike some plants, begonias will bloom all summer without fizzling out with the summer heat. Little maintenance in the landscape provides an extra benefit. Dead-heading is not necessary. Bronze leaf varieties are best for use in the sun. Try green leaf varieties for shady spots.  Website  Begonia Flowers more info.    E How.com….on growing Begonias

Pink Begonia

Peas are here !! May 4, 2011


Yes Peas are finally coming on the bush.  Though still no rain in the forecast that I see.  I’ve been doing my best at watering every other day.  My prayer for now is God please send the Rain.  When it is dry like this the bugs seem to be even more of a pest.  Like peas are in bloom with snap size peas at this time.  Ants love to crawl all over them.  Right now I have been giving them a sprinkle of seven dust.  Seems to keep ants and grasshoppers away.  So far so good.  More info Black eyed Peas 2010.  Also see Peas 2009 “Pea Picking time June 2009”.  This years Peas in Bloom Picture April 2011 .

Picture May 4, 2011. Looking close at this picture you can see early peas coming on the bush.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Flowers in Bloom May 2011


Purple Periwinkle (Vinc Minor) April 2011 Oh how I love the sweet fragrance these flowers have.

Purple Periwinkle

This is a Bluish Purple Periwinkle.  I have this growing under my office window.  Early moring and late evenings while windows are up I can smell the sweetest smell as a breeze from the outside comes rushing in. 

Pictured below is a Beautiful

Red Gladiolus (link) for more info.

Gladiolus

Impatients

I keep these in the shade at all times.   I have to keep them watered or else they droop very quickly.  They are so Impatient when it comes to watering.

Care for Impatients Flowers:

(GREAT TIP) If they start looking leggy late in the summer, trim off the top third of their vegetation. This will promote the emergence of new impatient flowers, plus the plants will look better overall.

Uses for Impatiens Flowers:

Impatiens flowers are one of the dominant bedding plants in North America, especially for shaded areas. They are also used in container gardens, ranging from hanging baskets to window boxes.

Origin of the Name for Impatients Flowers:

Impatiens flowers take their name from the Latin, impatiens, “impatient.” They are so called because their ripe seed pods will sometimes burst open from even a light touch (as if they were “impatient” to open). This characteristic is especially apparent in a relative named, “jewelweed,” indigenous to eastern North America.

Blackeyed Peas 4/28/2011


 

First Bloom Peas 4/28/2011

Peas are now in Bloom. Weather is very dry.  Rain is in the forcast. Praying for Rain!!!  Click here to see last years Field Peas 2010 growing

Tomatoes Full Bloom 4/27/2011


Celebrity Tomatoes:  This variety is my favorite again this year. And now in full bloom.  Starting out so far so good. This is the first blooms and tomatoes.  My mouth is watering with just the smell at each touch of the leaves.  Such a wonderful fragrance.  These are the first of my pictures this year.  At this time the weather is great except for it being very dry at the moment.  No rain have we had in over 3 weeks.  Looks to be a dry year again. 

Celebrity Tomatoes Picture here is first of blooms 4/28/2011

Planting:  This year I planted each plant by digging deep whole and placing each tomatoe plant into hole with at least half of the plant covered with soil.  I first removed bottom leaves of each plant only leaving 2 branches of leaves sticking up from the ground.  I was told by a friend that this encourages more strength to the bush and root system. 

  

Fertilize:  I fertilized with 10-10- 10 very little after a week of being planted.  Lime: Tomatoes are lime lovers, and greener upper they absorb quickly so I only put aproxmately 2 tablespoons of lime around each plant  to start out with.  Then as plant gets bigger I monitor each plant according to how green it is.  I also think it keeps down tomatoe plant deseases.  Always watering plant at the base only is another thing I think keeps plant healthy and green.  Everyone may have other tips on growing tomatoes.  Please leave comments as to how your tomatoes are doing such as tips and tricks according to what state you live in is very important. 

Important Note: We can always add lime fertilizer but…remember we can’t take it away once it has been added to the soil.  Many vegetables according to soil by state and lacation varies with applying any kind of fertilizer.

Picture taken 4/28/2011 See here is first tomatoe

 Here is a Website I have found very useful information at growing tomatoes, diseases etc.  Click here   Also info adding  Epsom Salt, Magnesium to your vegetables Click here.