Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Severe Lack of Blooms

I have been so focused on edibles this winter/spring that I really have no flowers. It is a bit depressing, but I walked through the garden today, taking pictures of new growth instead. The green leaves don't quite have the same visual appeal, but at least it's progress.

Meyer Lemon Buds

Chile Piquin. 
 This plant was completely smashed last fall when a tree fell on it from across the creek. I am happy to see it recovering so well. Hopefully, we'll get a good harvest this year. I just discovered these tasty peppers after moving to Austin and now I don't know how I lived without them.
 I planted this one just a few weeks ago and it already seems to love it's new home. 

Fig stick is now officially one year old. 

Strawberries, planted last weekend.

Kumquat Tree. 
The yellow has completely left the leaves and the tree is looking extremely healthy. Now we wait for the buds.

Squash, Okra and Pepper Seedlings.

No blooms, but some beautiful winter color.

I was just heading inside when I turned to the right and saw this bloom peeking out at me. One single rose!


Lancashire rose said...

Don't worry the blooms will soon arrive. You might want to consider cutting back your chile pequin. Mine usually dies back to the ground. You will find it makes a better bush if you cut it right back.

east-side-patch said...

Dosn't that fig-tree grow slow!
Mine is about four years old and is still about five feet tall! It is planted in the most un-organic soil in my yard though. Have you seen the fig-tree at the "back" entrance to the big red sun? (alleyway) it is a monster!
check it out.

SomeLikeItHot said...

Thanks for the tips on the chile pequin, I'll have to see if I can get out there this weekend.

ESP - No I haven't seen the fig tree. Are you talking about at your house, or somewhere else?