Monday, June 13, 2011

We didn't plant a garden this year. We put in one cherry tomato which seems to be struggling and two rhubarb plants for the novelty of it. The rhubarb has stalled. It grew a little and then gave up. Probably the soil wasn't enriched sufficiently.

On the cusp of summer we do have a few garden successes. 

Macadamia tree blossoms....

are turning into macadamia nuts!

Macadamia nuts growing fast.

The Buddha's fingers are ever-bearing and a year round show. You can see the blossom, a tiny fruit forming, a medium sized hand and a fairly large "hand".

Last but not least, the plums are ripening and I see a few tarts in our future.


  1. Wow! You are growing a beautiful fingered citron plant! I admit I heard about it, for the first time, just a few months ago. I was so amazed as to dedicate an entire post to it! :)

  2. I missed that one and will have to read it. When I first put it in the garden, my friend thought it had been irradiated! Or it was from outer space. In Thailand they use it as a room deodorizer, breaking off a "finger" and putting it in a little tray to give off a strong citron aroma.

  3. Ahahah! Your friend has a great imagination! :D