If the birds don’t get them first, looks like we might be eating some homegrown grapes this summer!
Well how about that. A zucchini is a kind of berry.
To my delight, a house finch couple has spent the last few days building a nest in the cypress tree outside our kitchen window. We can’t see the nest — it’s tucked into the tree’s interior — but it’ll be fun to see the birds come and go as they breed and feed.
Eucalyptus trees (or, as we call them in Australia, gum trees) have naturalised throughout Southern California, including on our 2 acres. I’m pretty sure these are blue gums.
I know nature journaling isn’t about making pretty pictures, but sometimes it’s nice to do both on the same page.
I don’t have a lot of success with growing spinach, arugula, lettuce or basil. They flower and seed so quickly!
Come to think of it, I don’t have a lot of success with brassicas or corn either — they get totally infested with aphids. Thank goodness for tomatoes!
Blood oranges were first discovered and cultivated in Sicily in the fifteenth century. They are a natural mutation of Citrus x sinensis, although today the majority of them are hybrids. High concentrations of anthocyanin give the rind, flesh, and juice of the fruit their characteristic dark red color. [Source: Wikipedia]
We need to get this one into the ground. I’m amazed it’s bearing fruit in this quite small pot. We just haven’t quite agreed on where it should be planted.
I’m beyond lucky to have this as my daily view.
I somehow managed to make the silver dollar jade look like a bunch of lollies bursting out of their paper bag. PARTY!!!