Season of Lights in the Darkness

From the Archives Nov. 29, 2018 Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens but there’s a new display in place now Holiday Magic Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden 2022. (Advance tickets required)

As the days grow shorter, the colorful lights help relieve the darkness.

My Tomato Harvest this Season

Who knew that deer would come in the night and eat the tomato plants. They missed one. I picked it today. I got one yesterday, too.

But you couldn’t tell it was a cherry tomato by the photo. So I added the nickel today. My friend said she’d come over with her canning equipment.

Todays harvest
Thursday’s Harvest

One Hardy Hibiscus

There’s a new plant, a Hardy Hibiscus, in my front garden and it blossomed. A single bloom. Very exciting to see the vibrant pink unfold.

Then I walked up to the park and saw what’s in the second photo!

Maybe next year.

A single blossom on my new Hardy Hibiscus plant
Too many Hardy Hibiscus blossoms to count

Monet Painting Waterlilies at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Monet in Bloom, designed by Associate Director of Exhibits Jordyn Melino, is open Sat., May 7 – Sun., Sept. 25.”

A new flower show at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Click link to see more of show.

If you like Impressionist painter Claude Monet you’ll enjoy the colorful displays.

Monet at work

Snake Plant has Other Names

Like Mother-in-Law’s Tongue! Ouch.

Doesn’t sound attractive does it?

Maybe it’s because it’s so long or sharp like a sword and could make cutting remarks? Important to remember to hold one’s tongue and not speak on occasions where your advice isn’t wanted.

I’ve seen a lot of these plants lately.

Dracaena trifasciata is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to tropical West Africa from Nigeria east to the Congo. It is most commonly known as the snake plant, Saint George’s sword, mother-in-law’s tongue, and viper’s bowstring hemp, among other names. Wikipedia

Seen in Lenox Massachusetts at Lenox Coffee
Columbus Ohio
Seen in windows in Columbus

Snake Plant Benefits link to full article on benefits

How to propagate a Snake Plant (5 ways)