Monday, September 9, 2013

STILLS: A WEEKLY COLLECTION {THE GARDEN EDITION}




Despite terrible neglect over the past 4 months, our garden continues to be generous to our little family.

1. God's lollies. Our strawberries are heavy with fruit and provide the perfect treat for afternoons spent  wandering the grassy paths.

2. We have had an abundance of broccoli this season. I've been replacing pasta and carbs in general with leafy greens so it's been lovely fabulous to pick and much as necessary.

3. Beans climbing high.

4. A good harvest of swedes ready for roasting.

5. Our fruit trees have been rather tardy in dropping their leaves over winter. This pear tree is still sporting rich green foliage.... not sure if much fruit will follow.

6. A sure sign of spring - new buds on the magnolia. Preparing to shade the windows into our living area. Deciduous tress are a thing of beauty and practicality.

7. Fallen blooms.


 Have you been gardening lately? Spring is proving to be the perfect motivation for us. Dave has written his 'Wood Fired Pizza Oven' tutorial and you'll find it here in the coming weeks.




23 comments:

  1. Gardening is a non event for us at the moment, ya know cos of the wedding coming up!! :)

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    1. oh and woodfired pizzas = perfection!

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  2. Ohh - looking forward to the Wood Fired Pizza tutorial! Sounds delicious:)

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  3. We've been gardening - as much as we can anyway in our already very full patch. I'm going to pull some seedy endive and plant some cherry tomatoes this week. And replace my poor thyme which keeps getting weeded by my enthusiastic little helpers!

    Your broccoli looks sensational ;)

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  4. How good must all this 'fruit for your labour' make you feel. Wonderful wonderful.

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  5. YUM! I think that homegrown food has magical properties, because all the love and sunshine has soaked into the leaves then into your tummy.

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  6. Your garden is looking great. I do love the flamingos! Isn't it wonderful how you can leave a garden for a while & it just keeps growing?

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  7. Your garden is looking beautiful & so productive. Love your flamingos too x

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  8. Can't wait til our renovation is over, the builders have left and we can start toiling in our garden. If it looks half as abundant as yours I'll be happy! Looking forward to the pizza oven tutorial, can Dave do a bread making post too?!

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  9. I love broccoli it's just one of those greens that I could happily live on everyday. I spy your flamingos - too cute and pink! Have a lovely week gorgeous. xx

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  10. Love this time of the year....our garden has been neglected over winter but it still begins to shine through regardless. xxxx Look forward to the tutorial too

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  11. we have toms here and beans and mint and parsnips and leeks. love that last image and the flamingoes! x

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  12. I'm growing beans and broccoli too but yours are a bit more advanced than mine!

    Haven't had much luck with my strawberries, something (insect) keeps eating them just as they turn red. I'm not keen to use any chemical sprays so am not sure what to do :-(

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  13. Oh, I love seeing your productive garden! We left our rental garden behind and now all I have is four (soon to be 6) black, plastic pots with herbs and lettuce!

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  14. Your garden is doing beautifully Em. There's not much growing at the moment in the garden things are a little dry, hoping for some rain soon so I can get back into the garden. Have a good week. x

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  15. You always capture the beauty in the mundane. gorgeous pics Em x

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  16. I love Spring. Everything seems to come to life. You capture them perfectly! So inspired by it, I took some photos from my garden too. :)

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  17. Hooray for garden delights! So inspiring! And I just love the little flamingos too.
    Sophie x

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  18. we are entering autumn here in Canada, so we are not gardening very much. Also we travelled more this summer so we didn't plant anything, hubby just bought a plant of pepper.

    I am so happy to be back linking my weekly still with you ladies :)

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  19. Em your garden looks lush in the spring sunshine. love the birds. My garden looks more adhoc with teepee of snowpeas and rows of winter seedlings still pushing up and growing. The strange thing is l have blossoming sunflowers, lemon trees and daffodils. A mix of winter and spring in the garden, melbourne weather can be really strange sometimes.

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  20. It's amazing how faithful gardens often are despite not always receiving much love, from a fellow neglectful gardener who continues to reap the rewards.

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  21. Absolutely beautiful - I'm quite jealous of your garden. Everything is dying or already dead here in Texas. I don't think our triple digit weather and continuous drought is helping the matter. I envy your greenery and beautiful veggies. Cheers to you and to harvesting your own food!

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em