and for the first 10 years of my life I lived in sub-tropical regions of the world; Taiwan, Thailand, Saipan and Miami Florida. When I was ten we moved to the Washington DC area where for the first time I experienced living in a Temperate climate ie four distinct seasons winter, spring, summer fall. We […]
or am I just imaging that the leaves are falling earlier this year? In years past it always seemed that the leaves dropped the first week of December. I say “seemed” because we are relying on my faulty memory and not entries in my non-existant journal. Which brings me to journaling (which is actually a […]
Now that cool weather is here and Ragweed has finished blooming (unfortunately I am a member of the ragweed allergy club), I can safely go outside and actually enjoy the great outdoors! All Texans and Southerners look forward to Fall with the same yearning that Northerners feel about Spring. After suffering through the long hot […]
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 […]
We have friends who own a Water Garden Store in New Orleans, called American Aquatic Gardens http://americanaquaticgardens.com/. It’s a great place, just block away from the French Quarter and worth a visit. One of the owners Bill is very creative and when visiting his home he grandly presented an area in his yard which he […]
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.