Thursday, April 30, 2015

April Garden Update

When I posted my March Garden Update last month,
I mentioned that I was starting something new,  
where I post a Garden Update the last day of every month!

So since today is the last day of the month,
I have the April Garden Update for you!!!

Let me start off by saying how much I dislike caterpillars.
Yes -I know they turn into moths and beautiful butterflies,
but they also make gardening much more frustrating!

Need past proof?
Check herehere, here, here AND here.
To say I'm not a fan would be an understatement.

So you can bet I was super upset when I saw one eating my Thyme!
See that lil sucker towards the top left of the picture?

And shortly after I noticed another one eating my Oregano!
No, no, no.
Just no!!!

My poor, sad Oregano was done for.
Hope those leaves were tasty - 
since that was your last meal Mister Caterpillar!

Luckily they haven't found the jalapeno plant yet,
because it's still thriving and growing!

And look new pepper buds!
I thought there were only two at first...

But from another angle I noticed there were FIVE!!!

And then just a few days later,
a few of the buds had become flowers!

I thought for sure I'd have picked my first lemon.

Well sadly I was wrong!
They're so close - but still a little too green!

I was still hoping I'd get to pick the first one real soon!

Except to my surprise, there wasn't much picking!
Nope - just a few days after snapping the two previous photos,
I was outside watering and hardly touched the lemon when it fell off!

Not a giant lemon by any means,
but it's still my first homegrown lemon 
and one could say that I'm proud!!!

I was shocked again this past weekend.
 I found a second one that had fallen off as well.
C'mon lemonssssssssss!

Not only have I been able to pick some lemons, 
but the mums I bought in the Fall are blooming again too!
They've had buds for awhile, but only recently bloomed again!

While the mums are doing great, that's not the case for all my flowers.
I ripped out the dying flowers and their coconut liners
and hope to redo that area of my garden soon!!!

And last, but certainly not least - my gardenia bloomed!!!!
I've had this plant for over a year and it never flowered.
Not once. It'd get buds, but never any flowers!

I was in shock and couldn't get over how amazing it smells!
There are currently four other buds on the plant
and I hope they all become flowers too.

As a reminder -
I will be blogging about garden updates 
every last day of each month.

It may not be a complete update each month,
but it will be about something in the garden.

So keep coming back to see what I have growing!


  1. That's a nice looking lemon.

  2. I am wanting to grow a small lemon tree to stay on my porch. I am hoping I can find one for Central Florida. Great post

  3. Gardenias are my absolute favourite flower. I get intoxicated by their scent!

    What a lovely gardening update (minus the caterpillars)!

    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop!

    Wishing you a lovely day.

    1. Hi Jennifer - thanks so much! :) Hope you have a lovely day as well!!