Garden Tales

I’m just going to let the pictures speak for themselves.  I have to say, after feeling for a while that there was no positive change in my life, the growth cycle and success of my garden are reminders that:

  1. growth is possible in every circumstance.
  2. growth (negative or positive) happens in every circumstance whether we’re paying attention or not.
  3. sometimes the tougher the circumstance the sweeter the reward.

Now here comes the feast of growth:






















Yes my lovelies, that’s a jalepeno pepper you see in the fourth photo down and my rejuvenated cilantro in the third.  😀

Moving from this


to this


any sign of green and growth is a plus and a blessing.   This coming weekend is going see some experimentation planting of lemon balm, rosemary and English thyme.  Fingers crossed.  😀

10 thoughts on “Garden Tales

  1. QuaintrelleNoire July 16, 2014 / 6:57 pm

    I know I’m totally late, but those herbs are looking great. I saw the picture of the island though and I’m ready to pack my bags hand in my resignation & tell folks to take this job & shove it, LOL

    • Nicky July 20, 2014 / 10:25 am

      LOLOL! If that’s what it comes to, you’ll be visiting me there in the not to far future. 😀

      Thanks for the herb love, it’s been a real pleasure growing things and seeing them flourish.

  2. Preeti July 2, 2014 / 1:40 pm

    First, hooray for growth! Every plant is flourishing, well done!! Second, your hometown is jaw-droppingly gorgeous!!!!!!

    • Nicky July 6, 2014 / 8:05 am

      Thank you love! It’s been an interesting gardening summer. Now I want to grow “all de thingzzzzzz”. 😀

  3. Tracey July 1, 2014 / 10:12 am

    It looks like you are a master gardener Nicky. Rosemary and lemon balm are super easy to grow, just make sure they get lots of light.

    PS-that is a great shelf of books you have there 🙂

    • Nicky July 1, 2014 / 7:10 pm

      Both sets of my grandparents would love to hear that! Only my paternal grandfather’s alive and he’s so excited that one of his ‘babies’ ( … dude … I’m like … too old to be called a baby … LOLOL) is what he calls a “real” gardener. 😀

      Thanks for the rosemary and lemon balm tips. I’m growing them from seeds and I know it’s late in the game so any tips I get, I’m grateful for them.

      As for the books, I think you’d love to see what’s on the rest of that shelf. 😀

  4. lori July 1, 2014 / 1:34 am

    love your green thumb! crossing fingers for you too nicky, for all your new plant babies!

    • Nicky July 1, 2014 / 7:06 pm

      Thanks Lori! I’m trying here; the garden successes have really been heart warming. 😀 Here’s to more!!!

  5. savethestationery June 30, 2014 / 4:26 pm

    How lovely! Seeing this really makes me feel happy and a bit jealous! I am happy that you are overtaking the urban sprawl with the naturey green. 🙂

    • Nicky June 30, 2014 / 4:57 pm

      LOLOL! I’m feeling pretty pleased myself or “chuffed” as my British cousins would say! Fist pump for overtaking the urban sprawl with some nature … if I didn’t plan to move from this apt, I was already getting ready to ask my management company for space on the roof for an urban roof top garden.

      Looking at the picture of home makes me want to pack up and go back to sea, sun and all year round greenery. You have all that at your disposal, just find the plants that grow well there and do your thang friend! 😀

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