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.



Anonymous said...

Winter crops? You California gardeners taunt us so. In colder climes we're pouring through seed catalogs contemplating next year's veggies and moving to CA.

Katie said...

Yay, you're back!

I'm never prepared to scroll down and see the hippo eating something. Gets me howling every time.

Hope you enjoyed your trip to NZ. Looks like you had a lot of fun. Looking forward to the crazy cloning plant flower pics.

Katie at GardenPunks

Wicked Gardener said...

I would certainly negelect my blog for a chance to see such beautiful views. I'm so glad you are back!!

lisa said...

Wow...your vacation was beautiful!!! Congrats and thank you for sharing the