Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
The more purple they get, the more poisonous they are....
Picture me with my gnarled and muddy, beckoning finger in the dim light of a Hallowe'en Eve, "come leetle children, for Hallowe'en I have a special treat for you, eat your fill of the pretty purple berries from our garden...." heh, heh, heh...
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
See what pretty stages it has been going through... Well guess what?.........
Friday, October 22, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
However I have to say I am feeling a little small and insignificant, having now seen a whole GROVE of eggplant with a MULTITUDE of very large eggplants hanging from the stalks, and most of the plants were as tall as me. Sigh.
O.k. none of those eggplants were as cute as mine, and it WAS a little excessive wasn't it? I mean who needs that much eggplant anyway? Of course he may be feeding it to the needy in which case, I've just become a little smaller still, but in case he isn't sharing at all.... well humph. When I am an internationally renowned landscape architect I'll have a grove of eggplant too, and I'll let anyone who wants one come in my garden and pick it whenever they want!!!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Every once in a while I need to pat myself on the back a bit... Here we see May 2009, six months into life in the new house, and then September 2010. The funny thing is, I think I was pretty pleased with how much I'd done by April 2009, so it just goes to show you.... Sometimes it feels as though the garden is improving soooo slowly, but it IS improving. (Compare the one little tendril of vine creeping up the fence at the bottom of the yard in 2009 with the profusion of Dolichos and Alamo vines now.) Once again exercising patience is the moral here.
When I look out and I see the same garden that I saw the day before, I wonder why the flagstone paths haven't emerged, or the vine-covered arbor, or the stone 'water feature'. Obviously I just need to stop and enjoy it all for a moment. (And then go for my shovel and get back to work.)