Technically it's summer here now in Oz but it still feels like Spring. The days are in the mid 20s and we are still having lovely rain showers. All my new summer veggies are flowering away. I have some Eggplants (Long Purple) that have survived winter and have loads of those delicate lilac flowers promising delicious aubergines. Yum! I love these just sliced, sprayed with a little oil and baked in the oven. They are so versatile. I recently made a bruschetta style dip at one of my cooking classes and everyone loved it. I can post the recipe if anyone is interested. All the fruit trees in the orchard are loving the cooler weather and wet conditions and are bursting with ripening fruit.
The birds get to a lot of the top fruits but there is usually enough to go around except for my figs so I net this tree. And by the look of them I need to do this soon.
I've posted a link to this really great gardening blog you may want to check out. It's one of my favourites.
I live in rural western australia on a one and a half hectre property with my husband and my cat. About an acre (in old speak) is cottage garden and an orchard. I divide most of my time between my art and gardening with as much yoga and walking as I can fit in. I love playing around with art. And after half a Visual Arts Degree and 5 solo exhibitions ~ at the moment I prefer to just enjoy 'the process' of creating and journalling. I also like to invent recipes that use up the surplus from my vegetable gardens and fruit trees. I enjoy making healthful food that tastes great.