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Pitaya Dragonfruit timeline. Flower to fruit :) 

9 Oct

My dragon fruit cactus flowered a couple of weeks ago and now I have what looks like a fruit…. 

September 19th  

September 22th

September 23rd. 

Before opening September 25th. 

The same night it opened. We attempted to play night time bumblebee and poked around at th pollen/stamen parts with a stick. 

Morning after still looks beautiful September 26th. 


October 8th. Flower is all dried and shrivelled. 

I am hoping it will turn into this  

I only got one flower but here’s another one 🙂 fingers crossed 🙂

 New flower October 8th. 


May olives

25 May

Tiny olives!




End of April 2014 update.

1 May

Surprisingly, my neglected garden isn’t as bountiful as it was when I tended to it more. Peaches are small, blueberries are fewer…

Still, the few I get taste good.




My pineapple guava is flowering once again, I think last year it didn’t do so much.


And excitingly, my olive tree is flowering. The flowers are tiny! I just bought this little tree about a month or two ago.




Finally, my fennel is starting to look like fennel. Boy these take a long time to grow but are very pretty plants.



Air plants flowering!

2 Apr



So I bought these on eBay. Something like 10 or 15 dollars for a clump. I separated them and gave some away.





Flowering Pineapple Guava

4 May

Flower buds are swelling and you can see a bit of colour! So exciting!

Photo from a April 30th


Photo from May 3rd


Photo from today, May 5th. Just updated!


Two lucky Globe Artichokes.

26 Apr

On my walk to class, I always check out the local gardens in the Clairemont neighborhood as the weather is slightly different there than coastal SD even though it’s only 5 miles from the coast. There are more canyons and cliffs here and there and on a hilly area between two detached houses, I saw some leafy plants which I recognize to be artichokes. I wonder if they were wild ones or ones that were planted by one of the adjacent house but I have heard of wild artichokes growing in So Cal.
Anyway, earlier this week, I noticed that flower buds were popping up on these “wild” chokes so when I got home, I checked on my little babies, i wasn’t expecting much as overall, my plants haven’t been that healthy. But lo and behold, here are my own homegrown little chokes peeping out!

I bought these artichoke plants in a tiny six pack probably last year some time and have had a lot of issues with the leaves dying on me. The plant will look really healthy but then yellow spots appear on the leaves and they eventually die.

So out of the six little plants, three are doing really well, and two have little artichoke flowers developing. Hopefully, after I harvest the center choke, other ones will start growing from the side.





Excited about these plump little Southmoon Blueberries!

13 Mar

I thought my blueberry plants were done – leaves started dropping like crazy, branches were turning red and leaves turning brown with spots. Total disaster.

I tried to temporarily adjust the ph of the soil with diluted vinegar and removed all the old leaves remaining. New leaves are coming in now and the blueberries are plumping up nicely.

Very exciting there are so many berries on the plant!


SOUTHMOON BLUEBERRIES. Growing in container.


SOUTHMOON BLUEBERRIES. Growing in container. Asparagus behind


SOUTHMOON BLUEBERRIES. Growing in container. Berries growing at different rate. My cross pollinator died so I wonder how these will perform...


SOUTHMOON BLUEBERRIES. Growing in container. Berries growing at different rate. More flowers