Following the cool ‘flag’ or ‘signal’ leaf that emerged from my Banana plant a week and a bit ago, as predicted, the inflorescence emerged soon after. This flower measures about 50 centimeters long. The sheer size of the flower, to me, makes it so majestic. It’s a shame that due to the weather patterns in Melbourne (sunny one […]Read more "Banana Diaries – Entry 2"
This is the first harvest of kale from our garden this year. To the left is a variety called ‘Drawf Blue’ and to the right is ‘Black Toscana’. I didn’t take many leaves off the parent plants because I want them to keep growing strong – and Spring has only really just begun. This lot however is just […]Read more "First Spring Kale Harvest"
The past few weeks have been blazing hot – think mid 30’s to mid 40’s – many days in a row. The sun has burned a lot of plants in the garden and some have even died. I’ve accepted the fact that these things do happen. But from the disappointment does come triumph; and in […]Read more "Zucchini"
These are 2 week old Snow Pea shoots sprouting on a nice warm patch of soil. I like to start these early to give the plants ample time to become established. When they grow large enough they will be transplanted in their final position. Can’t wait for the first harvest!Read more "Snow Pea (Mangetout) Sprouts"
I love the crisp green of this flower head. The way it’s bent down makes it look charming but somehow menacing at the same time, as if it’s recoiling and ready for attack. Well, that’s how I see it anyway!Read more "Winter Green"
I love moss. I love the fact that not only is it low maintenance, it provides an almost everlasting blanket of deep green which is soft to the touch. This little moss patch is something I’ve had for a while. It’s in a miniature bonsai pot (no larger than half you palm) and every time […]Read more "Colour inspiration"
Look at this green of this Pandan plant. Rich.Read more "Green"
I love tea. These leaves were picked fresh from my tea plant in the garden. For those of you who don’t know, tea comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant. This is the first time I harvested the leaves; and you can see how much I got! – haha These leaves were steamed immediately after picking for about […]Read more "Green Tea"