Sunday, May 16, 2010

summer is almost here

hens and chicks succulent flowers

white yarrow flowers

pink/red yarrow flowers

the blue swallow tail butterflies are back, and so are their caterpillars.
this one is eating our dill, but we don't mind.

sunflowers, of course

Sunday, January 3, 2010

last day of our 2 week vacation at home

arugula, cilantro, flat leaf parsley. aka winter pesto

the paddle plant doesnt mind the cold

dinosaur kale and another kind of arugula

after a brutal summer, the salvia finally blooms

tat soi - like a mini bok choi

cauliflower tweens need some compost

brussel sprout tweens, maybe 2 more weeks until they're ready?

a six pack of brussel sprout plants

turnips and mature cauliflower

uh, cauliflower
put it in the food processor with some water and millet and it's just like mashed potatoes

this turnip is ready...and spicy!
we baked it with a granny smith apple. yum

Sunday, December 6, 2009

the freeze

we had all sorts of stuff come up randomly from the good rain the last few a few cosmos plants...which are more of a summer before it froze on Friday night, we decided to do some harvesting...peppers, basil, okra, and cosmos flowers. none of these faired very well in 28 degree weather, but we have a fridge full of basil, peppers and okra. and these cosmos flowers on the sill.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

eating jalapenos

somebody is eating our jalapenos. six inches long and bigger around than my thumb.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

fresh cut zinnias from the garden

more rain in October

marigolds came back

more and more purple okra. they're about 14 feet tall now.

blue aster flowers
more blue aster

blue aster everywhere

Sunday, September 13, 2009

what happens with rain

the zinnias return for late summer. who knew? not us

lantana liked the rain as well

future pesto

purple okra. taller than us

one of dozens to come

the okra and the peppers

mild jalapenos make the migas

after an insanely hot summer, the banana peppers are finally coming around

drought tolerant