I had more fun than I have ever had gardening this year. Although it’s November now, a lot of the hardier greens are still going strong and because it isn’t quite cold enough yet at night, I still have tender herbs as well. I’d love to show you every single thing (in DSLR beauty) that grew this year – edible and otherwise. However, you can check out my Instagram highlight “garden” and see whatever I post there (when I post).
I really don’t like saying that “I grew” such and such thing. In all the years since I’ve started gardening, one thing has been made inevitably clear to me. It is the truth I am merely the tender and the earth in all its splendour is the gardener. I have been “asked” by the plants for many things during their growing cycle and when I listened, whatever you see in these photos is the magic that followed. This year was also very hard on some of the crops that grow in this area. The warm weather started much earlier than expected and with temperatures going plenty above what some of the plants are used to, it took some wrangling (pruning, shading, classical music-playing) to get them to come out of their shock. I’m glad for the learning experience but also worried about how much harder it might get for the people actually growing a majority of the food that we eat.
In case you’re thinking I’m some sort of plant whisperer, I would like to invite you to meet some of the succulents I have killed (and regenerated and then killed again).
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on here and I have some posts lined up for soooooon. Until then, I just wanted to say hi and show you that there’s still so much beauty in this world worth protecting. Whether it’s in your front yard, a walk away or in another continent – we’re all connected. Go outside and look at it.
Nilda Viegas says
Amazing! What are the purple flowers – clematis?
Hi Nilda, yes they are! You have a very good eye 🙂
So beautiful Ed! ❤️
OMG these pictures made me so very very veyr happy today.
Hey Revati, So nice to hear from you. Hope you’re keeping well in the ebb and flow. Glad you liked the photos. I’d be happy to send you printed copies. Email me your address and if you have a preference.
Those tomatoes ?????
They were delicious.
Shirley Roberson says
Just amazing. And I can’t believe you grew artichokes. Did they taste good?
Hi Shirley! I planted this artichoke sapling 3 years ago. It didn’t grow much in year 1 but the following spring it came back and then the last year and this year it actually bore flowers (which are the artichokes). They tasted like victory, so yes, very good. I have a hard time doing anything other than boiling them and eating them straight out of the pot.