Friday, January 13, 2012

We have some bananas today... (SkyWatch Friday)

On the south side of Palos Verdes, on a small hill, sandwiched between Gaffey St. and the busy 110 freeway, is a quiet sanctuary of San Pedro Gardens where small parcels are leased to those interested in cultivating a bit of land. I met a man, who had mostly fruit trees including a big avocado and a few vegetables, who said he just liked coming there to be out in the open air.
My mother-in-law kept a small vegetable garden like that when they moved into a retirement community with no yard.
Do you have a vegetable garden or fruit trees? What do you grow?

10 comments:

TheChieftess said...

Can't quite get used to the snow vs growing times up here!!! Quite different from SoCal!!! I have a rosemary plant on the back patio that's been buried with snow several times and is now quite dead...I'm not sure I'm enough of ag person to delve into this up here, successfully!!!

Linda said...

How incredibly exotic!
What do I grow? At the moment the only things in the ground are winter leeks, dormant blackcurrant bushes and strawberry plants, and winter-planted garlic, still slumbering below ground.

Jack said...

The red really shines here, Tash. I don't grow anything useful. Mainly ornamental shrubs and perennials. I am into beauty. Someone else can do the work of feeding me.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I grew bananas at one time. Not as beautiful as captured here.

Did your mom grow plants in pots?

brattcat said...

i have a black thumb but mr. bc is brilliant in the garden. he has a public-view garden for our neighbors and a cutting garden for spring, summer, and fall inside flower arrangements. he also grows a small veg and herb garden. ahhh. beautiful shot.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

In our house in Scottsdale we have a lot of plants, but nothing for humans to eat. We grow a lot for the rabbits to eat. We do gather up the seeds from the mesquite trees and throw some of the them out during other times of the year, as the rabbits and quail love them

Bibi said...

I ate a banana today; that's about as close as I'll get....

No garden; have many cacti though!

-K- said...

For many years I had a mid-sized garden on the roof of this apartment building. I even grew carrots in containers. I would pull them straight out of the dirt, wash 'em off and eat them. Incredibly flavorful. Same for the peas and tomatoes too.

Lorelle said...

It looks so warm and tropical. In the summer we keep a garden with all the basics: tomatoes, carrots, green beans, cucumbers, zuchinni and onions. Its a lot of work but worth it.

Ysabelle said...

oh one of my favorite dessert, ripe bananas makes me craving :D


-----

tourist spots in philippines | Let's Enjoy Philippines