What’s new? Avocados are ripe!  Though the fruits are punier than years before (lack of deep soaking winter rains) who really can complain.   Homegrown tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, avocados and homemade whole wheat tortillas and your got yourself a feast. Ole!

Thanks to the new owners of the property next door the garden has more sunlight than ever. Perhaps the reason for the giant plants?  The garden has a whole new feel, we can grow sun loving veggies where we weren’t able to before. As always getting used to a new situation comes with successes and failures, by next summer we will have gotten to know how new the sun patterns play on the garden and have adjusted accordingly.


  1. Wildside says:

    Your photos haven’t quite drawn up now, but I always love the photos of your house and garden. I see a sea of green and promise!

    You say today, “As always getting used to a new situation comes with successes and failure…”

    Thanks for the reminder, I needed that! I also remember you saying awhile back something about how other people (the “Jones”!) often expect gardens to be static and always picturesque without the effort — and a edible garden is nothing like that… That was really helpful at the time too.

    All the best.

  2. Nancy Kelly says:

    I so envy you the avocados! I think they can be grown here (Phoenix) but only with a lot of special misters, greenhouses, etc.

    I agree with the comment above, on the sheer beauty of your garden. You definitely are artists, paying attention to aesthetics as well as productivity.


  3. Brandy says:

    We have just moved from 5 acres into town and I was crying over the lose of property to properly grow things. Thank you so much for the inspiration! I bet those avocados are fantastic!