A small Southern Garden

Hello all, today I have been spending part of the morning searching how to grow a garden in the hot south.  Well I am aware that part of my problem has been the fact that all my gardens I have grown in the past were in the pacific northwest which is a much cooler climate and shorter.  So I am having to learn it is not just waiting until the frost past and put your seed in.

I mean by June my garden is a wash or should I say fried.  Well I manage to check in with the Farmer’s Almanac web page and was able to print up a garden calendar for times to grow certain vegetables and I tell you it is nothing like how I have been planting.  I also set up for some email reminders.  This makes me smile but hey I need the help.  In this age were we are busy beyond busy we need someone giving us a tap on the shoulder and say it is time to plant carrots.

Anyway, if you are like me you may want to check out this site and get some tips you may only grow one type of vegetable or maybe two but it will help the health of your diet and money on the grocery bill.  So wish me luck on my small southern garden.

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Zoo days, both fun and educational, are the best ways to bond with your children.  Here were I live we are blessed with an exceptionally active zoo.   From water play days, animals birthdays and yes gift unwrapping, to home school activities, internships for young future zoo keepers and train rides we seem to have it all.

The Alexandria Zoo just celebrated it’s 90th birthday this Saturday and offer free admission to all who came.

This is a Birthday cake made for the Zoo by the Atwood’s Bakery so though do to illness we were unable to go I am positive the day was great fun.  We love going and have purchased a Fotaz pass so that we can go free all year long. ( Friends of the Alexandria Zoo)

The first thing we always do is feed the koi fish and then head for the pink flamingo’s.  We check out the turtles in the varieties of ponds available to see and see the big alligators.   After we eat…they have great food and friendly service also… we head to see the wild cats our favorite being the white tigers but the male Bengal tiger next door is a most see.  Yes so many animals and fish it would be hard to name them all but if you are ever in Alexandria LA  please stop by and see our famous zoo.

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The photo for title is from a  Misty B and she can be found at http://www.pinerest.com