Friday, August 17, 2012

Garden Movie 2012

August means hot and muggy in Tucson!

I am so happy that we are getting a great monsoon! My plants need it so much. Even cactus need water. Could this summer bring more rain please! Check out some ofr my cactus blooms here El Nino Winter is expected this year. I am hoping to see a lot more blooms next year.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Silent Treatment

A man and his wife were having some problems at home
and were giving each other the silent treatment.

Suddenly, the man realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight. Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper, 'Please wake me at 5:00 AM.' He left it where he knew she would find it.

The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM and
he had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn't wakened him, when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed. The paper said, 'It is 5:00 AM. Wake up.'

Men are not equipped for these kinds of contests.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My winter gardening post

I am now into cactus, so there isn't much to do for cactus in the winter.

I let the poor things rest. I DON'T water them. They grow very slowly if at all in the winter. I have a few blooms still but not too many. The rains of winter provide all the water they need. It kills me not to water them, but they don't need it. I have a terrible habit of watering my plants. That is sad part of winter, no blooms, or watering, or feeding, or trimming. Spring will be here soon. Check out some of my blooms this year. Click Here

So, with little to do, I clean the yard, and wait til spring.... whimper. I do have a few plants that I bring inside. I have a plumeria that doens't like cold. I will bring it in soon. Until then I Tweet, on Twitter about spring.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Favorite Recipes

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OK, it is recipe time. I know, it doesn't make sense on a gardening page. But, gardeners get hungry too!

My Favorite Recipe of all time.

Slow Cooker Pork Ribs.

3 ingredients

3-4 TSBP Smokey Mesquite Seasoning. (I prefer Weber brand)
1 pork rib section. (10-15 ribs)
1 bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce

On a large ovensafe brownie, cookie sheet lay the ribs meaty side up.
Generously cover entire top of ribs with mesquite seasoning.
Flip over to boney side, repeat seasoning. Leave boney side of rib rack facing up.

Heat oven to 375 degrees
Place ribs in oven for 30 minutes.
Take ribs out of oven and flip rib rack to meaty side up.
Roast in oven 15-20 minutes longer.
Remove from oven.
With great care, (the ribs will be very hot and slipery) separate/cut ribs into 2 rib segments and place them into a slow cooker set on high.

Pour entire bottle of BBQ sauce over ribs. Add a little water to the slow cooker. This helps the ribs stay moist.

Let cook for 4 hours or until you can't stand it one second more.
Your house will smell awesome.
Serve with tons of napkins.
If you try this recipe, please leave a comment.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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August 31st is here.. yeah! well, we can only hope the monsoons will come back. They have come and gone and come back a few times. Somehow, it hasn't rained much at my house. Everywhere but my house has had a good monsoon. I will keep my fingers crossed. I have big plans for fall for my garden. It would help tremendously not to have to replace any existing plants do to drought. I have lost a few plants, but not too many. I have to water even though it is monsoon season. Sad, but true. I will upload more photos this weekend.

I have tons of maintenence work to do in my garden, when it gets cooler. This includes painting and relocation of some plants. I am looking forward to October. I seem to like April and October for planting. October is fun, cool and far away at the moment. September is still hot, and dry. October is cool, and rains come back. I need to write down my ideas for my fall garden. Cactus and vines. I love vines. Does anyone know good vines to grow in Tucson Arizona? I grow cats claw easy.

Take care and Happy Gardening.