Friday, May 02, 2008

just for tine

having a few days away from my plants brought some very exciting surprises. the tomatoes have flower buds:


the coriander suddenly sprouted, as did two more gumtree (?) seeds (in the background, out of focus):


and, most exciting, my gumtree put out two proper leaves that are shaped like gumleaves and SMELL LIKE LEMON SCENTED GUM! huzzah!

5 comments:

grotajira said...

hooray! a forest is born!

(ps just get a dog, will you? what about a guide dog puppy? - but hten have to give back

or an abandoned greyhound? but then the older dog expensive care bit comes sooner)

max growled at me again last night - wish we had a proper gun...

itchy said...

that foxy triffid is just lulling you into a false sense of security until it gets big enough to survive on its own.
beware!

Gauri said...

this is awesome. your gardening posts are inspiring. i have written you a letter. it is early and my brain hasn't warmed up yet.

Epponnee-Rae said...

grotajira,

yup! it will be the most beautiful gum forest east van has ever seen!

not grown-up enough to get a dog yet, also rental properities in vancouver that let you have a dog are rarer than hen's teeth. i'll stick with being chicory's other mother for the time being.

you will not shoot my dog!

Epponnee-Rae said...

itchy - it's okay. i still wear the lead-lined gloves when i water it, just in case.


gauri - yay! (hear that, tine???) have you been moved to plant anything? yay also for letter. i look forward to it.