Six on Saturday – New Year’s Projects

For 2020, I decided to add more vegetables to the garden, containers to my screen porch and fix an ongoing drainage problem.


See all  the sand on the porch? I am adding a walkway and a wall to hopefully capture most of it. I have planted the pots with vegetable seeds – lettuce, spinach and  root vegetables.

The walkway under construction, landscape fabric filled with drainage gravel will go under the area where most of the water flows.img_20200104_095639

A concrete mermaid will be added  along with crushed shell and stone in front of the pots to help with drainage. Here is the mermaid, I call her me-maid as I have grey hair and brown eyes, considering adding glasses. And  fixing her arm, oops



Replanted pots on the screen porch: A Fireball  Neoregelia Bromeliad, Flapjack Kalanchoe and Boston Fern. All transplanted from the garden.



Another pot. The dark Bromeliad is Luca Neoregelia, the green one is Super Fireball, a bit of Asian Sword Fern and Wandering Jew (Transcandentia zebrina) More garden transplants.


Papaya seedlings grown from the fruit of my tree. Papaya trees grow fast and don’t last long so you need back up trees for continous Papayas.


That’s my New Year’s SOS, join the Saturday fun at

Happy New Year and  Happy Gardening.


12 comments on “Six on Saturday – New Year’s Projects

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Your winter is like our spring, full of garden projects! Exciting to work on and complete. The planters are looking great!

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  2. You have been busy. So you are shopping in your garden for your planters? I have to add on to Eliza’s comment that our summers are like northern winters, not conducive to working outside for long periods. I have been taking advantage of our above normal temps and catching up on gardening. The Christmas decorations will have to wait.

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  3. pbmgarden says:

    Ambitious projects. Are you building the walkway yourself? The containers are great.

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    • Yes, I am building the walkway, it is maybe 5 feet long, my husband is going to have to haul the gravel in – thanks, I am going to add some more Bromeliads to the containers I think.


  4. Lora Hughes says:

    Your walkway project is exciting – can’t wait to see the end result. I didn’t know papaya didn’t live long. Looks like you’ve solved the problem well.

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  5. tonytomeo says:

    Not many understand how papaya trees are temporary. Most of us think of them as fruit trees that will be around for a very long time. I do not grow any yet, since they do not do well with even a slight bit of frost, but one of the first things I learned about them is that they should be replaced every so often. They are more like short term perennials than fruit trees. Having backup plants ready to replace older plants before they die is better than replacing them when they die, but being without fruit for the first year while the replacement matures.

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