Helen on August 9th, 2011

Florida has the most beautiful skies. This was taken at sunset. I picked these Meyers lemons off my little tree in a pot. And I have one avocado on my tree! The first! There were so many baby ones, but they all fell off. I planted the baby tree in the back yard two years […]

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Helen on July 1st, 2011

I have 3 mango trees. They are baby trees. Two of the trees are Carrie mangoes. One is a Julie mango. The Carrie mango trees, between the two of them, produced one mango that hung in there this summer. Last year, I fenced both trees off and got several mangoes, but this year, I figured […]

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Helen on October 30th, 2010

I had to water the front yard today. It’s not been scorching hot, but it is dry enough that I couldn’t ignore the brownness any longer. This groundcover is supposedly a weed, but I love it. It stays low to the ground. Even when I mow, I don’t cut this greenery. It has flowers that […]

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Helen on August 4th, 2009

This is what a blanket looks like after it’s spent some time with certain typical Dobies.  No, I’m not throwing this out yet.  It’s still got more material than holes, so it stays.  This particular blanket is supposedly a sturdy brand made for commercial businesses like hotels. Believe it or not, a dog supply website […]

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Helen on August 2nd, 2009

This is a section of the Fort Doberdale Peripheral Garden.  I keep a 3-foot or so fence around it to keep the dogs out.  Most of the time, that fence works.  This is my Allspice tree.  It’s the one in the middle of the picture.  I’d had it in a pot for some time, and […]

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