Sunday, November 22, 2015

Jimson Weed in gardens gone wild in Brooklyn

sometime in the early 2000's
i brought soil and plants i dug up from virginia to my street garden on leonard and meserole in brooklyn. strangely, there are two such corners.
i loved that garden and it was prolific, all flowers, being in the brown zone and all.
when i left one year, and it just grew wild, it came up full of jimson weed. datura. by the studio door. 
yes datura by the door
datura by the door
datura door
datura por su amor
datura tura dor
wild moon flower 
by the door

Monday, August 10, 2015

banana flower in Colombia

pretty in pink       unfurling       flowers        to fruit       exquisite 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Aloe light

The Botanicas in Colombia have remedies for various illnesses as well as plant charms for dreams, hopes and desires. These plant peddlers also posses the powers of poetry as the light emanates from an aloe....

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Monday, May 27, 2013

Homegrown Kale Salad all year long

Kale salad...blessed with no freezes in sub-tropical key west, we can grow Kale year round. In fact one Kale plant can grow for years. Another perk of key west - Kale in the summer! I love a Kale salad with a simple lemon, apple cider vinegar, dijon and a fine olive oil dressing...with a bit of goat cheese...every day. feeling great!

food gardening in a boat...florida keys style with tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, papayas and a ladder to pick them

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Wild Tamarind

The most sweet smelling flowering tree of key west...a Wild Tamarind or Lysiloma latisiliquum...the smell knocks your socks off as you ride/walk and inevitably stop by