Monday, November 16, 2015

Weekly Update #1

The kids painted awesome garden signs during our planting event!

Hi All!  It's Kristy :)

I just wanted to give you guys an update on our beautiful garden. (I will do my best to update the blog once a week, so check back often for new information and lots of  pictures).

The veggies that the children planted last Sunday, at our Event, all look great!  Thank you again to everyone who came out, participated, and helped get our garden growing. Your efforts are appreciated!

This past Sunday, I planted even more seeds.

What was planted this week:    

Easter Egg Radishes 
Red Meat Radishes
Bunching Onions 
Purple Haze Carrots
Swiss Chard
Roma and Cherry Tomatoes
Oakleaf Lettuce 
Giant Marigolds

Also, for those who do not yet know, we have three resident hummingbirds that seem to love our Firebush plant (Hamelia patens).  Tim and I are working on getting a good picture of them!  Here is a picture of the Firebush they often visit.

Firebush (Hamelia patens)

 Hummingbirds suck nectar from the tubular shaped flowers 

Check back next week for more!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Garden Planting

Today's Garden planting went well , Thank you everyone for all the help !  Our garden fresh  produce should show up on our Salad bar  in about 7 weeks.   And our annual garden harvest will be in mid February..

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Introducing Kristy Albury

Kristy Albury will be taking over Deering Bays vegetable garden and related events.  Chef Tim will remain in the background to help her transition 

Hi there!  My name is Kristy Albury.  I am a certified Professional Horticulturist, working at Pinecrest Gardens during the week and I am excited to also be a new gardener here at Deering Bay!

I initially studied at the University of Miami, where I received my Bachelors of Science in Communications and Art.  I then continued my studies at the Miami Dade College Landscape Professional Program. I love melding together my art and my nature backgrounds, and I plan on having some fun activities for our members and families this season.

We are going to grow some beautiful veggies this year and I hope everyone will enjoy our garden and come out and be a part of the magic.   :)  Kristy