Six on Saturday – Breezy

It’s a bit breezy here as we have yet another tropical storm nearby. This one is called Humberto and is staying well offshore, so it’s a bit windy, sunny and rainy. Given the rain from Hurricane Dorian we have had an outbreak of mosquitoes, followed by one of my favorite insects, the Dragonfly. Mosquito control at it’s finest. Swarms of dragonflies patrol my garden and gorge themselves on the offending bug. If only I had a way to call them!

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Fall is showing subtle signs like the fruit on the Firebush (Hamelia patens)

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The Firesticks Pencil Cactus showing a bit more color.

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The Adonidia Palms (Veitchii merrilli) are flowering, I cut some of these a couple of weeks ago and they exploded on the hall table after two days. Lesson learned.

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I have been wondering what my greyhounds have been looking for under the pots. This is a Florida Box Turtle, who refused to pose.

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Fall also means starting seeds for October planting. We garden in the winter here, so I am starting seeds this week. I have been saving and collecting seeds all year. Looking forward to some fresh vegetables and new flowers.

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12 comments on “Six on Saturday – Breezy

  1. Fire sticks pencil cactus is a beauty.

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  2. The turtle is rather dashingly handsome. Is it friendly?

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  3. janesmudgeegarden says:

    The patterns on the turtle are wonderful, like a carefully constructed piece of modern art.

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  4. You reminded me to get some vegetable seeds. Our heat is finally breaking and temps will be down to low 90′ or high 80’s. I imagine you have been going through more storm anxiety. I saw that now they think it will head north. Your turtles sure are pretty. Mine are rather dull.

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    • I am thinking I will grow lettuce in pots like you do, growing it in the ground tastes terrible. Humberto missed everything except the Bahamas, there are a lot of storm shutters still up around here. I have a family of those turtles in the garden, my dogs are very puzzled by them.

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  5. How interesting to hear you garden in the winter. Our current warm weather is also an effect of the tropical storms.

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  6. tonytomeo says:

    Wow, I missed quite a bit this last week. I have not yet heard of Humberto. I am sorry for the tardiness.

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