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.