Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Breakfast in Keewee's garden

Ligularia, found at a farmer's market yesterday. I needed something else to add to my shade garden and this lovely plants sounds as though it will do very nicely. In fact there were two small plants in this pot.

As you dig down in the shade garden, the soil is rather sandy and drains too fast, so, as this plant likes it a little more on the damp side, I placed a small saucer from under a flower pot at the bottom of the hole. I also amended the soil going back into the hole around the Ligularia, with compost, slow release fertilizer and all natural super absorbent granules which hold water.

After all the work placing the Ligularia in it's new home, I was hungry for some breakfast. I knew there were ripe strawberries in the vegetable garden so picked and ate all which were ripe.

Blueberries would have been nice with the strawberries if they had been ripe.

Peas picked and eaten right there in the garden, were also part of my breakfast.

Could have had a few tomatoes too if they had been ripe *grin*

Note to self: Place a small table and chair next to garden, with a vase of sweet peas in the center, so you can sit and enjoy the fruits/vegetables of your labor. *chuckle*


Kim and Victoria said...

What a great idea for breakfast; right in the garden!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

What a cute post;-) It looks like you really do get to enjoy your garden!

Rosey Pollen said...

Isn't is fabulous to eat straight out of your garden? Did you feel like Eve? :) I hope your Ligularia grows well for you. You gave it some TLC so I bet it will!

Tatyana said...

Hi Jeniffer! I love Ligularia, I love its leaves more than flowers. Mine two plants grow in containers and I don't feed them, they are already big! I think about moving them to the shady bed. ...Your post made me think about my own breakfast! I wish I had such lovely sweet peas as your!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Gotta love those fresh peas and strawberries for breeky.

A real treat, too bad they don't grow all year round.


gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I love ligularia, such a great plant. The strawberries look delicious! Before long those blueberries will be ripe.