Thursday, January 31, 2008

Return of the blaurgh. Winter plants and the marvelous things they do.

I don't want to gloat too much- I apologize to those who are knee deep in snow. But wintertime is here, and look who strolled in a little late.

That's right. Cute litte cheery cherry tomatoes. A couple of round happyfaces. I will nurture them and baby them and talk and sing to them until they plump up with rosy cheeks and then I will devour them like Saturn devouring his children.. yuuum.. crunchy....

Anyhow, remember how I told you my cloning plant grew a flowering spike? I really don't know why it does this when it is already so prolific in progeny. Let me show you the babies the clones gave off:

These are only about 10% of the baby clones I kept. There were so, so many of them. Let me know if you want me to send you one. I think they're really ready to go now.

Well, back to the flowering spike- This is so beautiful, I wish i could capture the beautiful red and pink tones through a lens. Unfortunately, all I have is this picture.

I will try to capture as many pictures as I can through this process. Hopefully something spectacular and climactic happens.


P.S. I was wondering if anybody has happy citrus growing right now. This would be the magic hour for them. I would love to see pictures. Plus, to all my fellow Southern California gardeners, those citrus must be ├╝ber sweet since we've had so much rain!
Please send pictures of orange blossoms. They are my most favored aromatic flowers, oh swoooooooooon!

P.P.S. This is what I will look like when I devour my leetle cheery cherries:

Monday, January 28, 2008

It Only Comes Once A Year

I've been very busy. That's why I haven't updated.

But I have been thinking a lot about all of you, my dear readers.
What kinds of wonderful winter crops have you all grown? Zucchini? watercress? other yummy, crunchy things?

I have noticed a lot of ornamenal kale growing around my town. It is a pleasant surprise, different from the more common succulent garden. I have also been wondering if anyone has planted strawberries?

I have planted strawberries at my work, which I have been spending a lot of time at. They are growing very happily. Everyday I visit them and we have a fun time happy talk together.

Something else of mention is this is the ony time of the year when the wild things grow very happily. It is very nice to see everything in nature drinking up the rainy season (which hasn't been present for 2 years due to drought). Ryan and I have taken a vaccation together to enjoy the uncultivated and unpaved areas which bring me more smiles than an urban garden.

New Zealand

Snow on the mountain

I haven't seen so much natural green in such a long long time. Though very wet, and cold, and soggy, wintertime is my favorite because plants are so easy to grow!

Also, I have good news for you.
The plant I named Awesome Jawsome the Crazy Cloning Plant has for some reason decided to flower. I'm not exactly sure why it flowers since it clones like crazy. You would think that it had evolved to not expend so much energy flowering when it already has such an efficient means of procreating.

I will take some pictures tomorrow morning if weather permits it.