Thursday, September 30, 2010

It Was One Of The Oldest Houses In Town.

It was really very pretty. The old building of 2000 square feet is on the left side Now the builder has enlarged by another 2000 square feet. It looks nice, but I prefer the old house.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Porch, A Patio And Then The Front Door

A Spanish style house built in the 20's.

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Slow Food Group Had A Pie Contest Last Saturday

Three pies out of the 24 pies were the best

At the end the contest all of the people had a chance to test any pie, and have as many as they wanted to test. There was more then enough for everyone to have as much as they wanted.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Pool Is Going To The Dogs

The Venetian pool is open to dogs today. The city has done this three times. The first two times was on the last day before repairs closed the pool for a long time. This time the pool will be closed a few days for a good cleaning.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Saterday In The Park

The Slow Food group came to the Merrick house today.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Montgomery Botanical Center Now Has The Ae Ae Banana

This summer I gave Ae Ae plants to the 3 botanical gardens in our area - Montgomery Botanical Center, Kampong Botanical Garden, and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. This year I have given out 13 Ae Ae plants. Take a look at how I do it.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wow The Ae Ae Bananas Are Blooming All Over The Garden

The three plants are 14 months old, very young plants to produce fruit. On the other side of the garden there is one more that is blooming, but it's two years old. The Ae Ae banana is very hard to grow for most people. I have had it for 45+ years.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tonght I Saw The Open Flower

I saw this tonight (10 pm). I guess that I have been looking as buds that were not ready to open. I posted the seed pod last week.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides)

Spanish moss grows north and south of us, but it doesn't grow in Coral Gables. The moss will grow here, but it will not have any seeds. That means that people or birds must place the plant in the tree.

Monday, September 20, 2010

A New Roof

That's the only thing that I have seen happen to this house in the last 40 years. But still it is a beauty.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Nice Garden

The owner of this house cuts the lawn. She and I are the only people that cut there own lawn on our street.

Friday, September 17, 2010

This Plumeria Tree Is On City Property

This block is lined with coconut palms that the city planted. The Plumeria was too good to remove just to have one more palm.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

People Love Trees Around There Home

This house is 25 years old but the oak trees are much older. Unfortunately 2 of the trees are leaning on the house.

Monday, September 13, 2010

It's A Jungle In Our Garden

This caterpillar is over 6 inches long. It will grow up to be a very large moth.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I Never Saw The Flower, But The Seed Pod Is Nice

I've looked at midnight and six in the morning. I don't know anyone that has seen the flower open, I think that it is one of the night blooming cereus cactus.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Milt. moreliana 'Lizzie' AM/AOS

I have 10 pots of this orchid and they are all in bloom. Here are some of my Miltonias.

Friday, September 10, 2010

People Grow It For The Beauty Of The Leaves , I Grow It For The Bananas

This is the 4th one to bloom in the last 6 weeks.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ibis Covers The Green

Three years ago I saw the first ibis in Coral Gables. I know that there was a group in north Miami but no others in the area. We always had them in the Florida Keys. Now we have them all over the place. It must be the heat. The University of Miami thinks a lot about the Ibis, take a look.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Lake Osceola and the Cobb Fountain At The University of Miami

See the rainbow ending in the water. You seldom get a chance to see were it ends. It is said that you will find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Plumeria Finely Bloomed

This plumeria tree would normally bloom in spring. The cold winter damaged the trees, but they seem fine now.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Old Spanish House

The house is for sale.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I Went Today To One Of The Many Hospitals That The University of Miami Have In Downtown Miami

I walked for three blocks in a forest with hospitals every place I looked.
Here's were I went for rehab for my arthritis.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Open Air Market

Our green market is open in January to March because that's when we have our local vegetables.

Our green market is much more then a place to get some vegetables for dinner.

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