Saturday, 19 September 2009

Chutney Garden 2

It was strange having a garden blog with no garden. When I moved out of my house in February, it was sad because the garden as I knew it will never exist again. I am really glad that I documented so much. It will be lovely once we have completed the renovations and I have managed to save a lot. But the fringe benefit was that I got to start all over again with a new space in my rental home. When I arrived here, there was no garden per se but lots of space. The house belongs to my godparents and I knew it well as a child. My godfather grew hybrid hibiscus and it was nice to start developing the space again. Almost all of what I have grown has either come from the old house or has been grown by piece or seed on site.
The fruit trees are an exception. The garden has a lovely cocoa tree which is constantly raided by the squirrels and the parrots, we also have a superb pollock avacado tree, a big julie mango, a sapodilla, a lime, and a soursop tree.

These are just a few of things that were in bloom this morning. I was shooting with the 50mm, 1.8 lens but it really was too bright. Everything is just slightly blown out. But I quite like the boozy feel.

This orchid is on my porch. It is new. I can't help myself when it comes to orchids, but looking after them is a bit like baking. It requres a lot of precision which I do not always have. So when I do have an orchid in bloom, it's a big thing!