Gila's Place

A menagerie of eclectic things…

Out of nowhere…motorcross

Came around the corner in the middle of nowhere and what do I see?…

Solid green (non variegated) Spider Plant

Botanical name: Chlorophytum comosumNative to South Africa (Zone 9-11) These easy-to-keep houseplants are beautiful…

Daily deer

Cruising the backroads in Southern Illinois never disappoints. There were deer around every corner…

Patty’s Party

What used to be a big pontoon party with the local gals has become…

Hey, no. Nothing at all going on here

Just minding my own business, taking a few pics, and on my cruise past…

Romey’s last ride

I didn’t know it at the time, but last week, I took my final…

Independence celebrations back in the Bella Vista

Back home at the Bella Vista I enjoyed the yearly community celebration of freedom…

Hudson’s last home run of the season

And this time, I got him coming home. Last batter, last of the season.…

Solid green (non variegated) Spider Plant

Botanical name: Chlorophytum comosumNative to South Africa (Zone 9-11) These easy-to-keep houseplants are beautiful and a little rare as they are not as easily found as their more common cousin, the variegated spider plant With…

Catnip- time to dry

I always let the bees and other pollinators have their way with the catnip before I start plucking the fat buds. I left this batch on extra long to make sure I got a lot…

Flood waters and wildflowers

Days and days of rain have kept the farmers out of their fields and gardeners chomping at the bit to turn a few rows. Boredom sent me on a country cruise on a rainy day…

20 wild plants you can eat in the wilderness

Found this lovely graphic on the internet that lays it all out nicely. You're welcome :-)

A walk in the woods

Took an evening hike and found the woodland flora waking for the season. Virginia Bluebells, Squirrel corn, and Cutleaf everywhere. Caught a few sunsets and a herd of deer running at dusk. Good evening overall.…

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm is one of my favorite herbs. It smells and tastes great and is good for your health. The lemon balm plant produces beautiful lemon scented leaves. Leaves are typically used in teas, sauces,…

African Violets sprouts

I've never had much luck with African Violets. I've killed them from neglect, too much love, and probably things unknown to me. A couple of years ago I inherited several Violets. They were old and…

Baby ZZ plants (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

It's the little things, really. Bad days goes bright when you see your patience pay off. Last summer I inherited a really neglected ZZ (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) plant. I immediately separated the plant at the root…

My (in)sanity

Seriously. I love gardening but trying to stay on any kind of schedule with all that's going on is next to impossible. This is a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants operation, no doubt. It wasn't meant to be, I…

Frozen here

I have somewhere a good distance away that I need to be. But this is my current reality. It's the view down the street from my house at midday. Doesn't look like much, right? What…

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