With a superb piece of locally-caught dorada - a delicious meaty fish - washed down with fine wine and any jet-lag shaken off, we headed off to The Jump-Up
, a weekly street party in Rodney Bay, just a short drive down the coast.
Everywhere global freshwater crisis wildflowers--buttercups, daisies, scabiosa with its purple tufts, Johnny jump-ups
, deforestation button ferns, wild geraniums, wild strawberries.
Features pageants, calypso, soca, steel pan, folklore, masquerade, jump-ups
, fetes and street parades throughout the month.
Beachfront bootcamp - Beachfront benches are brilliant as you can do step-ups, jump-ups
, press-ups and tricep dips on them.
Citrusy/tangy-flavored flowers include lemon, orange, and tuberous begonia flowers, while Johnny jump-ups
and bee balm (Monarda) have a minty flavor.
, Echinacea and fiery orange Calendula.
It's gonna be great," said Albert Torres, chief ranger at Griffith Park, noting the big-pod ceanothus exploding in the chaparral and the johnny jump-ups
and shooting stars splashing purple in the canyons of America's largest urban wildland park.
Nearby, Jost Van Dyke island attracts yachters with its quaintness and deserted beaches; many visit for jump-ups
(kind of a down-home Caribbean style rave) or funky bars like Foxy's beach bar.
Captain and DJ MAS, the deck hands behind Taxi at Moloko, continues to convert the openminded to the dance rhythms of soca, timbala and bossanova breakbeats at their regular Sunday night Mill Lane jump-ups
Has: marjoram, fennel, sweet basil, parsley, caraway, dill, Johnny jump-ups
, campanula (blue), candy lilies, hardy gloxinia (purple, pink), Turk's cap lily, Columbine dragonfly and fancy day lily
Dusty miller, pansies, Johnny Jump-ups
, Snapdragons and Alyssum ring my strawberry patch Perennials such as cone-flowers (Echinacea), yarrow, liatris, hosta, Evening Primrose and milkweed (Asclepias) flourish.
Many indoor gardeners reluctant to forgo the blooms of summer will lift a few specimens (however many your available space will allow) of Johnny Jump-ups
, violas, seedling marigolds and sedums, as well as cuttings of coleus, impatiens and any other plants that you may be attracted to.