Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Holy Smokes! Look at Testosterone Cactus! I thought it was showing off in May, but NOW, well! There must be a female of its kind somewhere close by that it is trying to impress! I mean REALLY!! He can barely stay upright he is so excited. I know I am impressed.
Monday, June 28, 2010
I love how the Lantana flower is made up of all these tiny individual blooms that start out as little pink pillows or origami envelopes, and then they each pop open to make a perky, little flower. I wish I had better success with this plant. I see it all over the place, and in all gardens except mine, it seems to grow gloriously huge and full of flowers but whenever I plant it, it always seems a bit pathetic and small. sigh. Can I make lemonade from this??? Why yes. It must be because I like to focus on the details of individual flowers, so the plant just knows to put out only one bloom at a time....
Yes, the little eggplant grew bigger. And then it was decided by the chefs in the house that it would go well in that evening's curry dish, and so it was harvested.... And it was very tasty. But it did seem a little sad to pick it, after watching it grow from a sweet little baby to a handsome teenager. But I suppose that is the point of a kitchen garden.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I was going to post a whiny blog about how I have two eggplant plants but they weren't getting any eggplants. But now I have to eat my whiny thoughts because I just discovered this baby eggplant growing in the vegetable patch. Hurray!
(I just hope it gets a little bigger than an egg)
Monday, June 7, 2010
I am going to keep my fingers crossed that the few seeds that I managed to collect and soak and then cut a wee small hole in, will actually sprout. Then I'll have more lovely white morning glory-like flowers, followed by more of these seedpods.