Saturday, October 25, 2008


The color is a little off - it's more of a salmon shade.

Given the date, this would be more like "Election Day Cactus" instead of the later holidays.
This year the figs are way behind last year. I'm just happy that there have been a few on Hardy Chicago. This little tree has given 3 last week and may give another 3 or 6 if the weather holds out.

Hardy Chicago

Hardy Chicago

Vancouver. Will the most mature fig ripen without leaves?"

Petite negri.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fall Begins

Ginkgo fall photo. Leaves remain green so far.

Front ginkgo. Now it's taller than I am. Leaves starting to change color now.

Lots of grapes now. It's dark when I go to work and come home, so I forget to pick them.

still getting a few tomatoes, beans, cucumbers.

I ate ONE fresh fig yesterday - a small one from Hardy Chicago.

I moved the Magnolia seiboldei to a more sheltered location, north of a fence and east of the house. There is will be less likely to develop sunburn, and need less water in the summer. It's bushy, about 6 feet tall. The roots were actually quite limited, about 2 foot diameter root ball, about 1 foot deep. I did remove one tall stem that leaned the wrong direction, but left the remainder unpruned.

I moved a mature oriental lily as well, near the magnolia. Also a few minor perennials.

Monday, October 13, 2008

epiphylum oxypetallum

It gave me a second chance...

brought inside 2 weeks ago.

5 pm

1230 am

515 am

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