Thursday, December 30, 2010

garlic, fruit & petals

I love surprises, especially garden related ones. A friend noticed gorgeous purple balls of flowers in our front garden - low and behold we have been growing wild garlic. I cooked with it last night and it's got a mild taste, more like an onion. I believe I can plant those small yellowish cloves around April next year and they will pop up again. Who'd have known!

For the first time since we moved here our apricot, plum and pear trees are riddled with plump fruits, so much that the branches are so heavy the tips touched the grounds and needed staking.  Last year we watched ripe fruits get finished off by lorikeets and rosellas and we are not willing to let them do it again. So we netted the tree last night in hope of saving some.

A walk around block =  me bringing home pretty "noxious weeds". Oh why does my park ranger boy have to spoil the occasion?!


  1. Tracie - I have a friend who makes the most gorgeous, professional looking arrangements from your noxious weeds!!! If they're pretty, they count - I'm with you on that one!! Happy new year, too... hope its a good one for you and yours!

  2. and......... did you get some fruit??