I decided I would play along with Our Beautiful World today. The Word is January.
Now I cant say that 2014 has started off very well however Im focusing on some of the better parts, so that is what my pic is about today. Here in the California desert we have had a mild winter with the exception of 1 week. I love to garden and in contrast to much of the country the winter is when you can grow the most.My garden is doing well so Im showing you a bit of that today. I especially love pineapple sage, I always plant it in the spring and as soon as it starts heating up it dies so I never get to see it bloom. This year I decided to try planting it in the fall, it worked and I have been rewarded with the most delightful display of red blossoms.I took this yesterday while working in the garden, the sun shining thru the blossoms made them brilliant.
This was the largest spray taken from below
I planted it in a hanging basket You see some turnips
and cabbage below where it hangs.
I cover all the tender things at night but the tops of the peppers froze thru
the covering the leaves look a little ratty but the pepper were
unscathed and are most delicious!
As soon as the weather cooled the artichoke burst thru the soil
and it hasn't looked back, it has grown amazingly! It's
already 4x4 and I'm looking forward to a bumper crop this year!
The Sugar Snap peas are blooming.
This is an experiment. I planted a couple zucchini seeds in a bucket
to see if we could get some squash in the winter and its
working. Its blooming mostly male but one female has set!
another shot of the pineapple sage
AND that is the best part of January for me!