zone9b Photos & Videos

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The breeze and the light were just too pretty today. I built another trellis for the Ashley Cucumbers because they were starting to FINALLY climb! I have blossoms all over my cucumber and squash! My snap peas are struggling after the leaf miner attack. I think a few of them might make it but the rest have started to turn yellow. I planted more seeds in hopes of getting a second round up and going to mix in with the first. All my powdery mildew treatments turned the squash leaves brown so i plucked the brown leaves off and the rest seem to be thriving! Iโ€™ve been spritzing neem oil all over because i noticed leaf miners in my broccoli too. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ They even got into my greenhouse and ate though almost all my cauliflower seedlings so I started more. They are everywhere itโ€™s insane. So everything is getting spritzed with neem oil now to try to get them to go the eff away! Borage seeds popped out of the ground! I peppered them into a few empty spots in the garden. And i started some kale! Two different kinds. Iโ€™m hoping to get a healthy salad section up and running this season! I also tucked some more sunflower seeds around because Iโ€™m gonna milk that for as long as I possibly can! Florida perks! ๐Ÿ˜‚ . . . #gramyourgarden #organicgarden #kitchengarden #gardentotable #growyourown #gardendesigns #vegetablegarden #backyardinspiration #floridagardening #inmygarden #diygarden #startfromseed #greenfingers #growsomethinggreen #thehappygardeninglife #ediblegarden #southerngardenclub #sunflowers #urbanorganicgardener #naturelover #growingfood #zone9b #zone9 #pollinatorgarden #diybackyard #tropicalgarden

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2 hours ago

Roasting up some of these delightful tomatoes with some garlic, basil, salt and pepper. Iโ€™m debating if I make a sauce or maybe some soup ๐Ÿ˜‹. #tomato #roastedtomatoes #zone9b

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4 hours ago

Sunday Bouquet

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7 hours ago

Summer meets winter. The Malabar spinach seeded in late Spring are still growing SLOWLY but at least theyโ€™re climbing the trellis. Canโ€™t really tell you what brassicas are planted here because I dropped the entire tray of the homegrown starts and they got mixed up and all look alike ๐Ÿค”...what I do know is that theyโ€™re a mix of broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. I probably planted them too closely but I figured thereโ€™s always a few that may not make it so Iโ€™ll thin them out later...survival of the fittest! โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #nofilter #malabarspinach #brassicas #growsomethinggreen #homegrown #growyourown #organicgardening #gardening #garden #vegetablegarden #raisedbeds #raisedbedgarden #summergarden #fallgarden #wintergarden #backyardgarden #homegarden #urbanorganicgardener #urbangarden #suburbangarden #epicgardening #lovegardeners #getgrowing #zone9 #zone9b #californiagarden

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22 hours ago

Ahh this gerber daisy ๐Ÿ˜. I transplanted this baby from a pot earlier this summer and in to the ground and ever since, each bloom continues to be bigger and better. #gerber #gerbera #flowers #zone9b

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22 hours ago

This is our southernmost section of our property. It's a little too far away to conveniently water with a hose, so I have found some very drought tolerant plants that are thriving! They include, salvia, sweet Alyssum, borage, and California poppies. They all have a heavy layer of wood chips. Best of all, all these plants cost under 10$. The salvia were all propogated from a single plant in the backyard, sweet Alyssum and borage seeds were purchased from @bakercreekseeds , and the poppies are natives that just showed up! A big improvement from the poky thistles that used to dominate this area. The bees go nuts here! #permaculture #permaculturegarden #plantsforbees #savethebees #plantsforpollinators #nopesticides #noherbicides #nongmo #foodforest #backtoedengarden #growfoodnotlawns #woodchipgarden #salvia #sweetalyssum #californiapoppies #droughttolerantplants #petaluma #sonomacounty #californiagarden #zone9b

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1 day ago

My mom gave us a jar of her homemade #cowboycandy and omg itโ€™s so good. Itโ€™s like candied jalapeรฑos. Iโ€™d never had it before but it seems everyone else has, haha! Canning is next on my list of things to learn. (Once I can figure out how to handle powdery mildew and leaf miners organically... gah!) Iโ€™m going to have to grow a bunch more jalapeรฑos next time to give making this a try myself! ๐ŸŒถ . . . #organicgarden #kitchengarden #gardentotable #growyourown #vegetablegarden #floridagardening #inmygarden #diygarden #growsomethinggreen #thehappygardeninglife #ediblegarden #southerngardenclub #urbanorganicgardener #naturelover #growingfood #zone9b #zone9 #eatwhatyougrow

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1 day ago

Happy first day of Autumn! Finally stopped procrastinating and got some fall/winter nursery starts into the big bed. Within minutes our cat and pup decided to play chase and trampled all over the new transplants...damn them ๐Ÿ™„...so up went the hoop cover (take that you little fur balls). In this bed are: โ€˜Morris Headingโ€™ and โ€˜Carolinaโ€™ Collards. The Morris Heading are suppose to be heat/cold tolerant and slow to bolt and the Carolina can also tolerate full sun so these were planted on the sunnier side of the bed (weโ€™re still sunny and in 80-90Fโ€™s). Towards the shady side are โ€˜Blue Knightโ€™ and โ€˜Lacinatoโ€™ kale...I found that kale did well last year in this shady section so Iโ€™m giving it another go. Chives and onions are also in the bed...hoping to deter some pests but having the hoop cover on right after transplant definitely helps! โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #nofilter #brassicas #growsomethinggreen #homegrown #growyourown #organicgardening #gardening #garden #vegetablegarden #raisedbeds #raisedbedgarden #fallgarden #wintergarden #backyardgarden #homegarden #urbanorganicgardener #urbangarden #suburbangarden #epicgardening #lovegardeners #getgrowing #zone9 #zone9b #californiagarden

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1 day ago

Yesterday was the last day our #dragonfruit #cactus was #inbloom. We had a total of 4 flower buds that formed, 2 blooming the first day, then 2 blooming the following day. Whether or not these will form fruit, we will see... but Iโ€™m glad we were privy to our first #flowershow this year! Fun fact: I used a dolly to move the cactus for a better shot, and managing a wildly-overgrown plant with flailing arms covered in spikes was a humbling experience. ๐Ÿ˜… #rareflowers #dragonfruitcactus #hylocereus #hylocereusundatus #pitaya #pitahaya #blossoming #dragonfruitflower #cactuslove #cactuslovers #cactiofinstagram #igrewthis #plantlady #plantladyisthenewcatlady #crazyplantlady #bloomsatnight #containergarden #urbangarden #foodgarden #ediblegarden #kitchengarden #backyardgarden #growfood #growsomething #growfoodnotlawns #zone9b

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1 day ago

The wheel turns. Happy Autumn Equinox. ๐Ÿ‚ Perfect timing for my new book. Today the night and day are exactly the same length and we start our shift into the shadow side of the year with more darkness than light. A time for looking inward. Although I feel like my whole year so far has been looking inward. Iโ€™m excited because this is my favorite half of the year. Now if Florida could just get the memo and let up on these ninety degree days... ๐Ÿ‚ #gramyourgarden #organicgarden #kitchengarden #gardentotable #growyourown #gardendesigns #vegetablegarden #backyardinspiration #floridagardening #inmygarden #diygarden #startfromseed #greenfingers #springgarden #growsomethinggreen #thehappygardeninglife #ediblegarden #southerngardenclub #urbanorganicgardener #naturelover #growingfood #zone9b #zone9 #pollinatorgarden #diybackyard #tropicalgarden

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1 day ago

This bunch just made my day (because most of the roses in my garden are a sun-burned, tangly disaster right now) but this bunch smells like heaven! ๐Ÿค— Care: It gets deeeeeeep water regularly, fertilizer as needed, was originally planted in 75% compost with native soil+amendments years ago, AND gets 6-hours of morning sun (with shade after 1pm). Super IDEAL!!! Today itโ€™s thanking me for all that. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿƒ #zone9b #azrose #arizonarose #roses #rosebush #gardendiy #gardening #desertrose #desertgardening #homeandgarden #rosesinthegarden #gardentips #microclimate #rosecare #azgarden #countrygarden #cottagegarden #cottagegardenflowers #fragrant #gardenconsultant #soMUCHto learnaboutgardeninginArizona #goodmorningworld

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2 days ago

Disneyland has the most beautiful display of cosmos. Also, the most beautiful display of snacks. But that's a little off topic...

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2 days ago

Pictured here are 3 carts filled with herbs, fertilizer, soil, and allllll the other supplies needed to install an herb garden tomorrow morning at Oldsmar Cares (the local food pantry and assistance center). I can't help but smile and say "THANK YOU" continuously to those who have helped make this idea come to life. The opportunities and generosity that @theoocg has been shown are far greater than I could have ever expected! โ€ข When I think of how I can change the world, or how I can bring people towards a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle, I'm always brought back to gardening. I hope this garden helps connect families who are in need with how much life can come from one tiny seed. Life is grand y'all.๐Ÿ’ซ *insert tears of joy*

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2 days ago

1. Eggplant 2. Basil [and one of our bees] 3. Basil over taking everything 4. Sexy gnome protecting the cabagge my niece started growing in class 5. Butternut squash for dayzzzz 6. Jack O'Lanterns 7. Watermelon [ I never rip out my summer melon plants until mid-october because they always produce the best melon fruit for me this time of year] 8. Lettuce 9. Green beans 10. All 5 garden beds This is such a wonderful time of year! Everything is really starting to grow again. It's hard to keep things alive in the summer heat here in Arizona but this year we did a pretty good job of keeping most everything alive! What I have pictured here is not even half of what we have planted in the garden right now! I can't wait for it to continue to grow so I can keep you all updated! #farm #farmlife #farm2tableqc #farmtotable #farmfresh #growyourown #food #realfood #eggplant #basil #beekeeper #bees #cabbage #gnomesofinstagram #butternutsquash #pumpkin #watermelon #lettuce #greenbeans #gardenlife #queencreek #arizona #zone9b #greenthumb #blackthumb

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2 days ago

My spaghetti squash is quickly getting covered with powdery mildew and my snap beans have been ravished by leaf miners to the point that i donโ€™t know if theyโ€™ll make it. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ So I hit google for some organic solutions and am giving them a try today. A neem oil spray for the miners and a baking soda spray for the mildew. Wish me (and my future veggieโ€™s) luck! โœจ . . . #gramyourgarden #organicgarden #kitchengarden #gardentotable #growyourown #gardendesigns #vegetablegarden #backyardinspiration #floridagardening #inmygarden #diygarden #startfromseed #greenfingers #springgarden #growsomethinggreen #thehappygardeninglife #ediblegarden #southerngardenclub #urbanorganicgardener #naturelover #growingfood #zone9b #zone9 #pollinatorgarden #diybackyard #tropicalgarden

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2 days ago

The @vegepod progress โ€”seeds were sown about 3 weeks ago. I like to sow late summer/early fall seeds densely in the pods for maximum yield but most plants can take 60-100 days before theyโ€™re ready to harvest...except for the forever reliable radishes. โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #nofilter #vegepod #containergarden #selfwatering #growsomethinggreen #homegrown #growyourown #organicgardening #gardening #garden #vegetablegarden #raisedbeds #raisedbedgarden #summergarden #backyardgarden #homegarden #urbanorganicgardener #urbangarden #suburbangarden #epicgardening #lovegardeners #getgrowing #zone9 #zone9b #californiagarden

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2 days ago

Speaking of magical, the Rose Court Garden behind the Disneyland Hotel is a dream. So happy to be here with my sisters and mom.

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2 days ago

Was on the fence with the figs but went for it and picked them ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป. I thought I had 2 ripe and after further inspection 8 were ready ๐Ÿ˜‹. #zone9b #fig

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2 days ago

Halfway open, but still inviting a barrage of bees and gulf fritillary butterflies. I โค passion flowers.

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2 days ago

I waited the better part of a year before getting any blooms and now I am so obsessed ๐Ÿ˜. #zinnia #zone9b

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3 days ago

Yes! More figs have begun to wilt - debating if I pick these today or give them another day or two ๐Ÿ˜‹. Iโ€™m leaning towards the latter. #figs #zone9b

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3 days ago

Fog in the morning in a pasture with bales of hay is magical.

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4 days ago

Go little guy, go! This petite pepper plant is a Yolo Wonder. I am excited to see the very first fruit turn red! I typically donโ€™t have much luck with peppers. Any tips? ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐ŸŒถ #pepper #bellpeppers #sweetpepper #yolo #yolowonder #growyourownpeppers #zone9b #zone9 #zone9garden #garden #gardening #permaculture #foodforest #organic #organicgardening #growyourown #veggiepatch #vegetablegarden #growyourownfood #kitchengarden #gardenlife #gardenlove #lovegardening #greenthumb #harvest

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4 days ago

If you only have room for ONE flower this winter, Kalanchoe is quite a perfect choice. Itโ€™s a gorgeous succulent, only needs water once every few days and part-sun. The bright blooms last from Sept-May, (and next summer you can move it to a cool, shaded area or compost it). I love to plant red Kalanchoe in a pot by my front door for a cheery โ€œhelloโ€. This one is peachy-orange, covered in raindrops.๐Ÿ’ฆ #succulent #flowergarden #zone9b #plants #arizonagarden #containergarden #ilovesucculents #kalanchoe #coolseason #pottedplants #pottedplants #iloveplants

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4 days ago

Roses on a rainy day. If you live in Arizona, you know.

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4 days ago

My friend Brandt ( @intheirnature ) featured some of my flower pics on his page today. I'm flattered and appreciative because he has some funny stuff! Go quickly and follow his account because you'll want to know when his graphic novel for younger readers is coming out! And then sit down with your kids and stalk his entire account together. He is so talented!

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4 days ago

My bat flower plant survived Me-improper care (still learning), a major hurricane and nasty grasshoppers. WooHoo!! Florida high temps in combo with our humidity has me about ready to give up gardening by the time September rolls around and others are posting โ€œstarting to feel a little briskness in the airโ€ while Iโ€™m continuing to feel a little sweat in the arse crack. So this was a sweet surprise and Iโ€™m back on my plant game! #batflower #taccachantieri #exoticplant #halloween #blackflowers #tampa #seminoleheights #florida #zone9b #tropical #coolplants #garden #gardening #houseplants #plantgang #tropicalplants #gothgardener #blackgarden

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4 days ago

Mowgli ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป will scale any obstacle for the chance to pet a chicken. ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŒ I donโ€™t know how long Iโ€™ll have to wait to eat a ripe banana from the backyard but I sure love watching these grow! They are the only plant I have ever regularly fed (with homemade compost). [I have started feeding some of the fruit trees but much more haphazardly.] ๐ŸŒฑ #gardeningwithkids #growyourownfood #ediblelandscaping #chickens #urbanorganicgardener #theneglectfulgardener #compost #hotcompost #bananas #zone9b

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5 days ago

The purple eche on the left. I think its called Purple Pearl and not Perle von Nunberg which looks similar but the leaves curvature is a little different as is the coloring. Why must Echeverias look alike? ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜‚ Progress report being after I purchased in may at GrocOut I let it be for a month or two. Then I cut off her head. Propagation ensued which resulted in babies growing up throughout August ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’— My timeline is lax because I dont stay on top of my progress photos. Also theres some white powder on this plant, its diatomaceous earth. Had a bit of an aphids problem on this plant and one other indoor succulent. Its alright now though

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5 days ago

Overflowing peppermint. This started as a volunteer mint mixed in with my peppers. My original mint died and I pulled this one out and was planning on tossing it. At the last second I decided to throw it in an extra pot and well... I guess it likes it. Peppermint is probably the herb I use the most. Although I still canโ€™t keep up with how fast mine grows. What about you? What herb do you go through the most? . #gramyourgarden #organicgarden #kitchengarden #gardentotable #growyourown #gardendesigns #vegetablegarden #backyardinspiration #floridagardening #inmygarden #diygarden #startfromseed #greenfingers #springgarden #growsomethinggreen #thehappygardeninglife #ediblegarden #southerngardenclub #urbanorganicgardener #naturelover #growingfood #zone9b #zone9 #pollinatorgarden

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6 days ago

Zinnias; all day, every day. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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