Yes, I know I'm sometimes a bit goofy, but I'm talking about real bananas. Two years ago, my son in Florida sent me a small, six inch banana pup. I've been nurturing it through two winters in the house and it spends its summers on the sunny deck. Last year, she grew three pups and the original plant is now taller than me! Who says ya can't grow nanners in Maine?
I took a walk through the garden this morning to see what was new and found the "Firecracker" clematis blooming.
The plants in H's planting boxes have begun to bloom. They each have a spike, black and lime green sweet potatoes, pink verbena and a beautiful double petaled, swirled petunia. Can you tell I like pink?
I'm always looking for interesting pieces of driftwood while walking along the rocky shore. A few days ago, I found a very straight piece about 7 feet long with a "hook" on it. H just rolled his eyes and asked what in the world I was going to do with that thing as it didn't have the usual snarls and whirls I find unique in driftwood. Well...... why buy those expensive wrought iron shepherd's hooks when Mother Nature and the sea provides perfectly good ones free!
I have a small planting bed in the middle of the yard which I refer to as my "Zen Garden". The rock sculpture changes frequently when the rocks fall, or I just take a notion to change things around a bit. Finding the rock's center of gravity often takes a few minutes of calm concentration and deep breathing.
Special Chocolate Orange Cake
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