No ordinary pineapple
A very fancy pineapple
Grip the base of the stem and twist and it pops right off…
Peel off several of the base layer of leaves…
Cut all the pineapple flesh away from the base and let it dry out for a day or two, then put in a jar of water comme ca:
And hopefully it will root!
It can then be potted and it will grow a whole new pineapple!
This is a painting of a pineapple I did a few years ago, it is one of my favorites. It hangs in our dining room.
I painted this pot last year: reminiscent of the painting, don’t you think?!
In bringing out this and other pots, I came across…
Some seeds we saved. From left: marigolds, lime basil and Wade’s Giant Indian corn
Making our way out to the garden…
It feels a little like…
a French impressionist painting.
But don’t be fooled!
There’s a fierce…
battle in progress!
He doesn’t stand a chance!
Sneak (or Snake?) Attack!!!
Yellow Belly Defeated! (aka gently placed back in the garden)
And who’s this?
Evicted from his home (Sorry! I was turning over the dirt in the back nine!) but relocated by the Spy to the strawberry patch.
A lovely new home for Monsieur Toad.
There are loads of seedlings popping up everywhere.
I believe the seedling pictured above is Orach, but I have planted so many things I’ve mostly forgotten what was planted where. But I’ll know just what they are when they grow up!
Definitely tulips ;)
Our tulips are not quite as exciting as those we saw a few days ago at the Missouri Botanical Garden but still have a ton of personality. I’ve planted the herbs we bought while visiting the botanical garden, here are a few:
Silver Dollar Eucalyptus
Curry (yes, smells JUST like curry!)
Grey Santolina (which I bought thinking it was Summer Savory: are they the same?)
Variegated Fringed French Lavender
I also bought Rue (the purchased plant is not pictured here) but noticed it looks strikingly similar to:
This plant (weed) which is all over the yard. I wonder if they are the same thing?
I would like to start utilizing all the edibles (dandelion greens, purslane, clover, etc.) in all this grass:
April 26, 2014