Orchids

Orchids

A special day, 36 years later. It’s hard to believe I’ve been married that long. Couldn’t even conceive of such a thing when I made the decision to live with one woman forever. But here I am. What to do? Something special that’s for sure. And if you like orchids, nothing is be better than taking in an orchid show. Fortunately, there’s no better place […]

Florida Papaya

Florida Papaya

Heirloom tomatoes are hard to grow in South Florida. We’ve struggled to grow them here. But Papaya sure isn’t. The trees are actually a large herb. They: are fast growers produce heavily require little attention yield fruit most of the year Like many tropical plants, papayas produce a copious amount of latex to protect themselves and their immature fruit from pests.  And it works most […]

South Florida Tomatoes

South Florida Tomatoes

Tomato time! It’s that time of year in South Florida. A time when rapid adolescent plant growth, fueled by ideal conditions, slows. And that’s both good and bad. The good: the plants are large, luscious and beautiful it’s still cool enough for tomatoes to set fruit Florida tomato season is at it’s peak the odor of fresh tomato sandwiches fills the house The bad: pathogens […]

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