I love Fall! After our brutal summers, cooler temps are a welcome RELIEF! It’s a great time to garden but many don’t….WHY NOT? Partly, I think because we are conditioned to garden in the spring. And partly because we are so distracted by School starting up, Sports and preparing for the three major holidays. Don’t […]
Immediately after Hurricane Harvey, I noticed the Hummingbirds were already out and about. Where they weathered the storm is a mystery to me! But they survived and I’m grateful. As you know Hummers migrate through our area from August to October and we are an important stopping off point before they make the arduous journey […]
It’s Tomato time again here along the Gulf Coast. Plant tomatoes now and you will harvest right up to the first freeze! Before the freeze pick the green tomatoes, they can be fried up as in Fried Green Tomatoes, or “sneak” them ino a smoothie or simply set the green tomatoes on your kitchen counter. […]
Hi everybody Kennett Square Pennsylvania is the mushroom capital of the US. Although I am here for the International Water Garden Society Symposium, I decided to visit one the local mushroom farms. Take a look at these gorgeous and edible mushrooms.
Rolf, Emma and yours truly have been on a journey that will ultimately end at Longwood Gardens in Kenneth Square Pennsylvania. Longwood Gardens is one of the premier gardens in the US. I plan to share lots of pictures, in the meantime here are some images of our visit to the beach.
Yes I’m attending the International Waterlily Society meeting this August in Kennett Square Pennsylvania and I’ll be posting lots of pictures on the Nelson Facebook Page. I’m also excited because Kennett Square is the mushroom capital of the US and I can’t wait to sample all those exotic mushrooms.
It is pointless to keep your tomato plants growing through the summer. I tried it and it doesn’t work….old tomatoes are just….well old! I ripped out all my tomatoes this week, the tomato fruit still on the old vines was pretty gnarly looking! “Waste not, Want not….so I cut away all the bad parts and […]
Hi Everybody! Today I was thinking about creating a Red, White and Blue display of pottery. As I was working, I was thinking about the colors Blue and Red. Two particular shades of these two colors pair amazingly well with plants. One is “Provence” Blue a classic color in pottery found all over Southern France […]
I’m an “Army Brat” and I was born in Okinawa and spent some of my formative years living in countries in Southeast Asia. I have a real appreciation for America because as a child I witnessed some of the conditions that people in other countries are forced to live. One time my father took me […]
And I literally mean heap! The Nelson Family spent a week at the beach were the only plant we thought about was seaweed! But when I got back some of my plants were in desperate need of attention. So I gave them a good “heaping ” of compost and gave them a good soak. The […]