Monday, June 8, 2009

Busy, Busy

I've been cleaning out a garden that I realized was not just a woody area in the yard. It makes me think of the garden I worked on in Florida when I was 11 years old. I didn't do a whole lot back then, but for some reason I felt the geraniums under the avocado tree were too overgrown and needed thinning. Now thinning is a big part of my life. I also found a Fig tree that needs some work. Believe me when I say this is all new to me! FIG TREE!!! I just happen to stumble across what it was, by watching a garden show this morning that highlighted a fig and said to myself "OH it's a FIG TREE!! What'd ya know!!"
So I'm off again today to thin!!

17 comments:

Shellmo said...

How cool that you have a fig tree! I hope you post photos of your thinning handiwork!

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Beautiful photo! Some folks really like figs down here. I don't like to eat them- but some of my friends really like them. That is cool that you have a fig tree, though.

Salix said...

Quite an exotic garden you found there! Avocado and fig - looking forward to hearing about new findings.

Carolynn said...

I'm a big fan of thinning too. I do quite a bit of it in my day to day life, now that I think of it.

I LOVE figs. Fresh figs are worth their weight in gold up here where I live. Enjoy a tasty treat for me when the time comes.

Jenny said...

I love that semi silhouette photo Evie! How fab to find a Fig tree! We planted one in our front garden last year, tho I don't know that we'll get any figs on it, given our climate, I hope you get some, they're lovely baked in the oven with some honey drizzled over them! YUM

Denise said...

Beautiful Eve, and congratulations on finding your fig tree.

Steve B said...

Nice photo, Eve. I hope you get lots of tasty figs!

Rural Rambler said...

Fig tree-very nice! Avocado-MMmmm.

While you were thinning we were power washing the siding in the back part of the house! I would rather be thinning!

Eve your butterfly photo is very pretty-very nice! I tried to shoot the moon Saturday night but I had complicashuns!

dog trot farm said...

Love the photo Eve, you are one talented gal! By the way I love Fig Bars.

A New England Life said...

Hi Eve!

I'm sorry for being soooo far behind on your blog.

It looks like you are really making yourself at home now between gardening, road trips, and enjoying nature. I enjoyed it all, except the spider! The Hummer with it's tongue sticking out is too funny! The sunflower looks perfect next to your front door : )

Sharon

A New England Life said...

I just realized it's still 81 degrees there at 9:30 at night! Phew!

Gabrielle said...

That is really a stunning photo of the swallowtail on the butterfly bush! (did I guess the plant right?) How did you get the bluish patches on the swallowtail's wings and body?

Enjoy your garden!

Eve said...

Thanks all! Well the avocado was from my childhood in Florida, so no avocado here, but lets hope I get some figs to try.

Gabrielle, this photo was already pretty much silhouetted. I just added enough saturation to bring out some of the color. Yes it's a butterfly bush.
I'm glad you like it!

Tina said...

Eve,
I love that your are still exploring in your own back yard..how exciting to make these finds!! Pretty cool..

Leedra said...

Every year I think my fig tree has died, because it comes to life later than everything else. Probably don't have that problem in Alabama. I know what you mean about finding new stuff. At Rockwood this spring we had this beautiful flowering tree, not a clue what it was. Found one in somebody else's yard and asked. It is a flowering crab.

HANNIBAL said...

I absolutely LOVE this shot! Great eye!

Roy said...

That's a fabulous image Evie.