A ground orchid flowers:
Sweet potatoes start to poke their way above the soggy ground
The start of a new year, and I have been looking back on the last year and how much my garden has changed. I begin to wonder. What new projects can I come up with? I wanted my garden to be self-sustaining, and not require constant money effort or time, I achieved that, but what next? I enjoyed the creativity of pulling everything together, and now I feel a bit of a sense of deflation. Maybe too this is a little bit of what we call here "going troppo". The constant heat and humidity is very draining, and anything you do outside has to be interspersed by bouts of re-hydrating and cooling off in the pool or the air-conditioning. I did about an hour of weeding and pruning yesterday, and that was all I could handle. True, I shouldnt have done that in the middle of the day, but I was in the shade. All the plants are growing to immense proportions. The only jobs I can see in the foreseeable future is cutting back, as there is no more room at the inn! I guess this year will be fine tuning the garden plan that I started so enthusiasticlly this time last year.
I would like to wish all my readers a very Happy New Year!