Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Figs and Flowers

I've been picking figs today. The ladder in the picture is six feet tall, just to give you an idea of the size of that fig tree! No way can I get all the figs on there, but that's okay. The birds enjoy the feast!

And this is what's in the bucket you can see in the picture of the fig tree and the ladder. It's a "Hansel" eggplant. There are three of these little babies on that plant right now.

And this little fellow is a cucumber, believe it or not. They have very pleasing taste in spite of their lack of color. It was an experiment this year. You know how it is, I just wanted to see what it would be like. :) And there are lots of them out there in the little garden.
This supposedly "dwarf" black fig is growing next to our chicken house, and if you notice, on the other side of the chicken house is a rather tall sunflower that I did not plant. My guess is a bird dropped a seed. That plant is well over ten feet tall.

These four-o'clocks are some of my favorite flowers. They bloom in the afternoon and as it gets closer to dark, they are wonderfully fragrant.

These white ones really show up in the evenings. If you ever get these plants started, they just keep on growing. Their seeds look like little hand grenades, and as they fall to the ground you end up with a never-ending supply of these happy plants. They will still be blooming in the morning, but as the sun rises these blooms will be done.
I love my little corner of the world. Can you tell?


Thimbleanna said...

Gosh, I'm seeing fig posts here and there. I've never had a fresh one -- I've got to remember to get one and try it!

Screen Door said...

Great garden--- Mine is still so thin...hungry for warmer days... they'll come, I just have to be patient.

Ginger said...

Oh my figs i love them.What are you making with yours? have any recipes for them ?