I Wonder If They Are Hiring?

On a recent vacation to Playa de carmen, Mexico, we spent a day at the natural aquarium Xel-ha’.   Xel-ha’ was named by the ancient Maya and translates to “where the water is born”  This stunning tropical world offered a day of snorkeling, beaches, great food, drinks and warm sunshine.

I wandered around the nursery that is home to an amazing variety of native plants; more then 270 species.  The plants are raised to maintain the conservation of the reserve, as well as ensure the safety of many endangered species of plants.

I could have put on garden gloves and some garden shoes  and stayed all day!

 

 

 

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Patiently Waiting

While the gardeners in warmer climates are busy getting their gardens underway, we must wait patiently in the colder growing zones.

I found myself kicking at the last stubborn snow piles around the kitchen garden this morning.

Mother Nature is bringing rain with possible thunderstorms this evening…that should erase the last evidence of winter-for now!

March is a month of high snowfall amounts, so I’m sure the white will blanket the garden a bit more before spring, or even well into spring!

 

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Behind The Scenes

I recently visited Xel Ha, a natural ecological aquarium and tropical lagoon.

Located on the Caribbean Coast of the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Xel Ha means ‘birthplace of water’ and we snorkeled and  explored cenotes, caves, and lagoons fed by the ocean.

The day and experience left us in tired and in awe of the sights and beauty of this part of our world.

The end of the day finished with a stop at the plant nursery that supports their mission as an ecological park.

I look forward to sharing more of this special place that included an Apiary that houses melipona Bees, that are stingless.

 

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What Color Is Your Greenhouse?

Not a week goes by without a question about the little greenhouse in my garden.

I thought I would answer a few of the most often asked!

Yes, we built this greenhouse out of nearly all recycled material!

The greenhouse size is 10 x 10.

No, my husband does not have plans for the greenhouse–he does these projects in his head, not even a scribble on paper!

The color is a Dutch Boy Paint color called Pumpkin Stem.

I heat the greenhouse with electric heaters.

Yes, it really works as a greenhouse; growing seedlings each spring!

 

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Can It Be Garden Season Now?

I woke early to work on a project that I have been stalled on.

To get my creativity jump started, I turned to my own Pinterest Board.

I got lost in some of my own images from the garden!

Maybe you would like to get lost too!

 

Winter Has Landed

The garden is covered in the first snowfall,

and we shall rest.

The Blog is also going to take a break for the remainder of the year,

but I will be back in January with a fresh look for my readers.

Happy Holidays to all of my garden friends!

 

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