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December 2014 Diaries

So much happens in life! When I look at my To-Do list, my heart skips a beat! How can the time fly so quickly??? 2014 has gone! December is a memory and in-between life happening, my garden just keeps on going!! I have the pleasure of spending alot of time there now because I make the time. Growing vegetables has become a real passion and we love eating from the garden. I am a SuperJuicer now (ask me and I will tell you!) so growing organic fruits and vegetables is a big deal now to add to my juices! Anyway, I’m rambling…….

Here is my December Diaries 2014……

Front garden …..

[one_half]Gaura -whirling butterflies[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Artemesia – wilde als in pots[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Roses in full bloom[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Sunflower about to burst[/one_half_last]




Zucchini and sunflower with colourful chillies in the middle

Vegetable garden …..

[one_half]Zucchini in bloom[/one_half]

[one_half_last]All sorts of lettuces-so tender[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Basil and chives are neighbours[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Roma tomatoes now in abundance[/one_half_last]




A new eggplant, tomatoes galore and an arch of Passion fruit

[one_half]Chives sweet flower[/one_half]

[one_half_last]My white Louisiana Iris[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Kale – for juicing![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Lettuces need shelter from the heat[/one_half_last]




Raised bed with mexican petunia, beautiful Leopard Tree and who is that!!?

Who is also eating from my vegetable patch……..

[one_half]This beetle is a real nasty![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Ah! Ya caught me![/one_half_last]

[one_half]Shade from the heat of the day[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Lazy mozzies![/one_half_last]




Beautiful Iris growing under the Passion Fruit – what a great end of the day!

Happy Gardening xxxx

By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.