Saturday, December 6, 2008

Thar She Grows!

(LEFT TO RIGHT: Avacado Tree, Blueberry Bush, Mexican Lime Tree, Banana Tree)

Gardening has become a treasured hobby of mine. It blends my OCD need to constantly guide something and have 100% control over it, constantly fixing it, seeing the progress and changes, and my love to create and play God, not to mention cooking my own veggies in the end. Not all things plant-like are worthy of my time; to some extent, the plant needs to serve a purpose. A purpose to me, of course.

Living in Los Angeles, one of the greatest growing zones in the world, I can pretty much grow anything I choose. And with the internet, I can order crazy exotic seeds and plants and have them shipped to me. In the image above, the plant in the ceramic colored pot is a Blue Java Banana Tree, otherwise known as an Ice Cream Banana Tree, so by the end of next summer, I should have my very own rare, never-tasted bananas! If it's grown, I can grow it here.

And no, this image is not all of ym plants, it's just a snippit. For now, I am growing purple tomatillos, cherry peppers, red & orange & hybrid peppers, pablano chiles, beets, strawberries, Birds of Paradise (American and Hawaiian), lemons, tomatoes, rosemary, basil, eggplant, peppermint, broccoli, artichoke, and a wide variety of vines and plants and such. What does the future hold for me? Only time will tell.