Sunday, May 30, 2010
Hello Memory Reader Card
I had no idea how much I had missed seeing some snaps now and then of what's going on around here. Here are a few I took in the interim, dating back a few weeks or so...
These are some random wildflower pics.
Well, I do at least know the name of this one ;-)
Some things have come back as volunteers, and we're happy to reap them. Here Jack has gleaned lettuces and some early clover. The clover goes into our smoothies, and really is a pick-me-up.
Here is some dollarweed, the round-leafed variety, which we eat as well. It tastes somewhat like a mild parsley and is really good for us, being the American version of the gotu kola variety, which also grows here wild, the difference being more of a heart-shaped leaf with reverse scallops along the leaf edges. What delicious wild things!
And Kaleb keeping watch over all the proceedings...(when he's not getting into the Forbidden Chocolate)
This is some of the Gynura that came back from the winter freezes. We're transplanting it several different areas in-ground. It easily roots from cuttings stuck right into the soil and watered in.
And here's the reappearing act of the Cranberry Hibiscus/False Roselle (edible delicious leaves), which will get to over 8 feet by the end of the season if not cut back and allowed to take a bushier form. We LOVE these...they are the ones that look somewhat like a Japanese maple.
The calabaza seeds will pretty much sprout wherever you throw them. Ours are putting out a lot of blooms. Like I said, we have no official garden this year, so this year's calabaza crop will be our version of Survivor...let's see how they do. This pic is from the glut we had last year. There are a couple dozen blooms just like them on our Survivor plants taking off this year.
And last but not least, one more gratuitious blue wildflower shot...
...the best sort of "blues" to have in these spring days melting into summer :)
Have a wonderful week!