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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

the overwintered garden

I know I've mentioned a few times now about how neglected my garden has been these last 8 (already!) months since our back deck went in. And have I mentioned how clean and *itchy to get in the earth* my gardeners hands have been all this time?
Well, too clean, and oh so itchy!
In hindsight though it's all been more than ok. I've still really enjoyed the pottering and the watching and the planning.
Things have really continued to power along through this winter of deferred action and prolonged fingernail cleanliness.
Perhaps it was my will and watching alone that kept up some pretty delicious production in the yard... or somewhat like me maybe it was just the pure stubbornness of those remaining plants?
Nevertheless I am indeed grateful for the smallish winter bounty we have had the pleasure of enjoying here from this space. And I am steadfastly and enthusiastically awaiting the foreseeable and teasing bounty of Spring....
Yes there are many, many possibilities still to come.
I can see them in the apple blossoms....
and in the volume of small mulberries that this year hung tight and survived our late season westerlies...
I can taste them in the frittata made from many fresh eggs and parsley I enjoyed for my dinner tonight...
they are in the first fuzzy skinned peach babies on my tree...
they were in the capsicums that somewhere became child powered rocket ships...sigh
and they are in the fennel....sweet fennel yet to hang tight and survive the onslaught of many pecking chickens who share with me a favored taste for its aniseed crunch! Oh yes.
So independently but very loved, the garden has overwintered more than well... and for now I will still continue to potter, watch and plan knowing that as I do I will still miss its dirt under my nails and my hands will surely still itch...

10 comments:

Sophie Munns said...

Such wonderful bounty Leanne...
I wish you were my next door neighbour and we could swap... I would have to bake cakes in exchange at the rate I am going in the garden!
see you,
S

Amanda said...

The apple blossoms are so pretty, I love them so very much. I am excited for you, your garden looks gorgeous, and not neglected at all!

Patricia said...

I'm so glad for you, that spring begin!
It's good that you can enjoy again the little wonderful things :)

Love your photos and posts!!! xo

Kristi said...

aww...soon.

Mary Smith said...

I'm amazed that you can grow so much in the winter!

Fish Nat!on said...

OH, how i long for the day when I can have a garden.

Heather said...

I love your new header, and your garden looks incredible. Enjoy!

onegoldensun said...

I love to see the beauty and wisdom in your blog. It is so artful, so poetic. I love how you appreciate every little thing, the images dance joyfully under your gaze. Happy change od season for you ~ as you walk into spring, I head into Autumn...

Abigail Jasmine said...

glorious. i want to eat this post!

Bec said...

What a lovely bountiful harvest! Feeling very jealous of such wonderful backyard treasures.