Garden Update

I have a thing for fig leaves, I think they are so beautiful. I love watching the light shine on them, and through the leaves.

My container fig trees are still in a growing mood, despite the cool nights, and relatively cool days. We have low in the 30’s and high in the low 60’s. I’ve seen a lot of growth since I bought these two young trees this summer. If you look at the stem of the tree closest in the picture you’ll see a green, thin rope, I tied that at the very top of the tree when I first bought it, and planted it in this pot. Everything above the green rope is new growth, and there is new greenery further down as well. I am so happy about this! The fig trees are in a protected place at my porch, but will be further protected after they dropped their leaves. I will wrap them in a warm blanket over the winter, and put them somewhere dark, and cool. I can’t take them inside, if I do they will not grow any fruit next summer. We could have -10F in the winter. I hope they will survive.

This is my three cherry tomato plants, wrapped in a special plant fabric that my neighbour/landlord/friend gave me yesterday. My daughter and I have been harvesting lots of cherry tomatoes, but there is still hundreds of green ones, in different sizes left. Even some yellow tomato flowers!

A close-up on the plant fabric on the tomato plants. The fabric is suppose to keep them warmer, and protected from wind, while letting the sun shine through. It would be nice to get some more tomatoes, one can only hope 🙂

I repotted my Culinary Sage today. I grew it from seeds this summer in a smaller pot. I read that they are perennials, so I am going to see if it survives the winter. Figure it has a bigger chance of surviving in a bigger pot.

Close-up of the culinary Sage. I love growing sage, the scent when you pass by is lovely, and it is pretty good at keeping mosquitos away. ..and now I haven’t said a word about the culinary uses. I do enjoy having sage in pasta dishes, and in marinades.

That was pretty much it when it comes to garden updates. This last photo shows lovely fall colours in my backyard. I hope your weekend is great! Maybe you’ve noticed that I re-designed my blog last night. I am very happy with the outcome, the simplicity and focus on the photos was exactly what I was after. Unfortunately I accidentally deleted my “about page” and all the 100+ kind comments. Many apologies for that. I did update my “about page”, but I couldn’t retrieve the comments..If you have any thoughts about the new design, feel free to drop me a comment. Do you miss anything? I did take some widgets away, to give it a cleaner, more minimalistic look.

Love,

Maria

Published by Sagittarius Viking

It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. I entered the magic world of photography when I was five years old. My gypsy soul have taken me to many different countries, and definitely taught me to be more humble. I believe that you are what you eat, body and soul. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. Above everything else is my daughter. A Sagittarius loves to travel, have an open mind and, and a philosophical view. It motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. A lot of that perfectly describes me. The fact that my ancestors, on both parents sides, were vikings, doesn’t exactly lessen my desire to explore. Maybe a slightly more mindful exploring, compared to the average viking. My blog, and my art prints is a results of my (inner and outer) explorations. Love, Maria

12 thoughts on “Garden Update

  1. Hi – mmm -t he figs will bring nice fruits and I can see why you like the leaves – and the sage photos show their fuzzy texture

    and regarding the about page – sadly = I deleted mine after my blog had been up for two years – and I lost some precious comments too – sniff –
    some of them were “welcoming” kind of stuff and just sad to lose –
    so anyhow, I will go and check your new about page and help get round two going 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I hope the figs will do OK. I am a little too far north to succeed according to the charts, but I’m not afraid to accept a challenge 😉 Within a few years I hope to plant them in the ground inside a greenhouse, just need to find the perfect spot first 🙂 Thanks for commenting. ..and sorry that you had the same experience as I did with the about page. I’ll re-visit yours.

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    1. Thank you Eliza! I am sure they would die if I just let them sit in the pot, but they are going to be well insulated all around, and under the roof on my porch, in a protected corner. Last winter it didn’t get very cold at all 5f at the lowest. Our zones are a little different than the US zones. I hope they’ll make it, if not I’ll just have to wait until I get a greenhouse before trying figs again. I’ll look into the link you shared thank you so much.

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  2. Love figs and their leafs are BEAUTIFUL!! Good luck and hope they will be the fruits to your labor! ❤️❤️❤️
    (I’ll check out your new look tomorrow on my laptop!) Have a wonderful week ahead! 🤠🥰

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  3. I love fig leaves as well. Such an elegant plant. Hope they bear fruit for you one day soon.
    I planted sage here this year and it does come back here in this area. I am off to look at your new about page.
    Happy week to you!

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