Friday, January 2, 2009

2008 Recap

Me & Alice the Amorphophallus @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden May 14, 2005

I started I likE plants! this year in July to share my photos and observations about growing these rare specimens in South Florida. I've tried to keep it interesting so that you, my visitors could stop by everyday and see something new. I did a lot of posts in a half of a year (114). Here are a few of my favorites from 2008; My July post about the orchid bees that have found their way to Florida Have you ever seen a green bee? may still be my all-time favorite, I have recently updated my two posts about Anonnas Annona muricata, Annona squamosa that I did in August including more photos and info, My post on the beautiful rain lily Zephyranthes grandiflora in September one of my favorite flowers, in October my post on butterflies in my yard South Florida Butterflies included many beautiful pictures I took of each species that I saw in my garden this year. November, my posts on the Rare Fruit & Vegetable Council of Broward (RFVC) were full of information on each tropical fruit including photos of each. And last but not least in December my post on the More than 1000 Species Discovered I found this truly amazing. I'm so glad there are untamed places left in the world! What will they discover next?

What's in store for next year? First off, I plan to start taking courses so I can get a degree in botany. I'm daily reading books, searching the internet and talking with experts for more knowledge about these rare species. Second, more visits to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, The RFVC 208 garden, The Kampong and The Fruit & Spice Park for knowledge, photo's etc. And finally, whatever mother nature brings my way in the garden I will surely be sharing with you!

In the coming new year, I hope I can continue to informative and entertaining. So stay tuned!

Lastly, I also want to wish all of you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!


Muddy Mary said...

I have sure enjoyed reading your posts. I hope this will be a great year for you. Good luck with your degree program!