Thursday, September 5, 2013

Porch Zen

This is my porch.

This is my wine on my porch.

This is nature in my wine.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Alpine Strawberries

My alpine strawberry plants started bearing fruit in early summer. (Not the originals, sadly. The first heat wave this summer killed my seedlings so I bought two plants from a local farm. Is that cheating?)

Unfortunately, the first heat wave wasn't the only one. I managed to bring the plants back from the brink a couple of times, but I think one of them may have a problem. It has red leaves and some dead outer leaves. From my online research, that could mean black root rot or verticillium wilt. Or, according to a horticulturist, it may just be going dormant for the winter. We'll have to wait and see if it makes it.

The other plant looks a lot better. And they are both giving me lots of delicious, tiny fruit.

This is my version of Claes Oldenburg's Spoonbridge and Cherry. :)