- Daniel Smith (TM) Extra Fine Watercolor.
- My favorite tube of paint.
v. gar·dened, gar·den·ing, gar·dens
- To cultivate (a plot of ground) as a garden.
Thank you for stopping by. Moonglow Gardens is not a place, rather something I love to do. Although I haven’t been gardening a long time, I grew up surrounded by people who love to garden.
My dad knows how to plant and when to plant veggies and fruit trees. No Google back in the days. To this day he doesn’t use computers. I learned from Daddy by example. Whenever I visit my folks in San Diego, they still have plants or seeds for me to take home.
My mom on the other hand, is the ornamental gardener. Her patio garden is always teeming with blooms! Non-stop. Inside their home, plants on every table top. Every corner.
In 2004, I joined Dave’s Garden! Just the most awesome place for a beginning gardener. Here’s a link to some of my photos. With a toddler, it has become increasingly difficult to paint outdoors in public places. I started to grow my painting subjects. Whenever I could, I contribute to WetCanvas Reference Image Library as well.
When some people said peonies won’t grow in my zone, I grew them and made them bloom. My friend Patty even painted it!
2005 was the year of English Roses. I had fifty (50) of them at its height. Will write about that sometime in the future.
In 2006, my Little Man started preschool and I went back to work. It was a whole new exciting world for us. Since bulbs didn’t require much babysitting, I planted daffodils and lilies. They still come back every spring, and someday, I will plant more.
2008 – Four (4) hybrid tomatoes bought at The Home Depot.
Started seeds and grew twenty-five (25) varieties of mostly heirloom and open-pollinated tomatoes.
This year, I’m going to grow about five (5) tomato varieties, planning the kitchen garden better for a bumper crop of various veggies through fall.
ALL my vegetables are container-grown organically and I’m a huge fan of companion planting.
Please check back often!