Birdie, you're so young you'll never retire! Bob Fogel (Louisiana from Utah) fellow was a school mate in Oregon where we grew up by the way. He's an expert in fungi, etc...in case you need a fungi expert. Happy Gardening. Looks you had a great time in Hawaii - one of my more favorite places on earth. Not a big fan of Oahu but I do love all the other islands.
Have fun in Hawaii! I haven't been since 2006, but we loved it! Kauii (not sure if that's spelled correctly), was our favorite island. All the ferns that just grow wild there amazed me. I told my husband, we have to buy those, & they just grow everywhere here wild! Make plenty of pics to show us! I believe I visited every nursery & garden in Kauii & Mauii. I brought home some plants & seeds. Yes, some of the plants looked like they needed deadheading, so I helped, even though if they would have found the seeds, I would have had to pay a hefty fine. They all grew for me, but the cold got the trees once I put them in the ground. I should have kept them in pots. :(
"OregonGardenGal - Definitely agree with that saying!
Clare, we always think it is going to take forever for gardens to fill in, but once you start looking back on your pics you realise it wasn't really that long after all. Nice to see things…"
"Reminds me of an old saying... "Gardeners are the most optimistic people on the planet - who else at age 90 would plant a small tree seedling and worry about what would have to be transplanted once the tree begins to shade it" :)"
"Beautiful photos, as usual, Grant.
You must not have geckos, because you have spiders. Our little, and not so little, geckos keep our spider population to a minimum. I haven't seen a black widow spider in nearly a decade, and that is about when…"
"William you stay safe! We had a nasty wind kick up again today. I saw about your bees and worms in the other thread was going to tell you that you sounded like a new pa pa. Hope they do well for you."
"I have a similar issue here. The beds along the back of our property are in shade almost all day. Then they get blasted with hot, end of day sun for a few hours. We have rhododenrons, azaleas. witch hazel and hollies in these beds, along with…"