Happy New Year from the Garden

Happy New Year to you all! The garden is wonderful at this time of the year — full of lush green leaves and bright flowers. We are still enjoying fresh salad greens. Amazingly, some of our lettuces and arugula still haven’t bolted yet. We are also feasting on plenty of summer squash (“black beauty” zucchini and tromboncino) and green beans. The potatoes are flowering, and tomatoes, peppers and grape are setting fruit. It feels like a happy New Year, for sure!

Owen loves to be outside in the garden, and already knows what to do with a spade. He’s so busy and keen to help and explore. I’m finding that I have to send him and Kevin off on little adventures if I’m to get much work done.

Some volunteer swan plants have come up in our garden. As luck would have it, one is right outside the kitchen window. Several monarch butterflies have been visiting, and we are seeing the first little caterpillars hatching out. When Owen is a bit older, it will be fun to make a proper butterfly garden together.

8 Responses to “Happy New Year from the Garden”

  1. Natalie Carrad says:

    Ohhhh Rebecca these are just beautiful photos. Please send one to the WAPF for the journal.

  2. Emily says:

    My reaction to those pictures: “What a wise child!”

  3. Karen says:

    Owen is growing like a weed. What a cutie!

    BTW, nice Monarch photo, too.

  4. Eileen says:

    Becky, Owen and Kevin,

    Gung Hay Fat Choy!

    So nice that you are not perverting Owen into thinking that he must wear clothing. Lucky dawg.

    Your pictures are giving me hope here in the U.S. dark of winter. My seed catalogs await me.

  5. Silver says:

    What a sweet angelic looking child!!!!

    I just had to stop ..


  6. Rebecca says:

    Happy Waitangi Day!! (Perhaps a little early)

    Lovely photos of Owen, hope you are all still doing well!

  7. Rebecca says:

    Hi Rebecca,
    Thanks for your kind message. We are all doing well, and hope you are too. I’ll try to catch up soon with a proper email.

  8. simon tzu says:

    Wow. What clear light around Owen! Nice work on the bodhisattva guys 🙂