The salad and spinach are smallish, but have grown to an edible size since. Of course we are especially proud of our lemons!
Dwellers of Northern climes might wonder what kind of update I might have in January. But there’s actually quite something going on here. Upon our return from Europe, I found to my surprise, that for some of my plants, the season has never ended: the snapdragons, heliochrysum and the geraniums are blooming as happily as always.
Other plants are starting the season early. Our small plum tree is blooming as it should. One of the cheery trees on the other hand is about 2 months early with its blossom buds.
I only hope no frost will disturb them.
Many of the small spring flowers I bought last year are coming back again, even our amazing marguerites seem to have self-seeded. It’s lovely to see everything coming back to life!
This morning, when I was cleaning out the old morning glories, I was surprised by the presence of a green leaf in the middle of all the brown ones. Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be not exactly a leaf at all…..
I am always amazed by all the bugs that find their way to our terrace in the middle of this concrete desert. Now we even have our own mantis.
In a few weeks, we will do another trip to Joyful Honda to replace the Magnolia tree, and I will also start the seeds for the herbs and summer flowers. A pity there is not much room left for new things on the terrace…