It's become my morning routine to prepare a cup of coffee or tea, and walk out to the patio to look at this one go at it. These images are only about a month apart!
Strangely beautiful husks! I took this image when Bear and I were working on a garden for my internship this past summer, and the tomatillos began leaving behind these delicate frames. I always felt that this organic vein-like quality would be great for a space ship texture design for an alien race, or hammock designs for a fictional indigenous culture. Perhaps it can serve as inspiration for a future illustration or comic strip. I've been tempted to take another entertainment design class, and when ideas like these spark up, I am convinced a little more and more to have a go at it again.
The green onions are wonderful about growing quickly and healthily. I've been cutting and cooking with the same stalks for at least 5 months now. They finally seemed to slow down and outgrow their small pots this past week. When I took them out to inspect them, their roots had completely taken over! I trimmed their roots, added some fresh soil and fertilizer, cut the stalks to small nubs, and replanted them in the same pots. They've already started growing again! Also harvested were several large leaves of basil, and this sprig of lemon thyme.
My maidenhair fern gave me trouble from the moment I brought it home. It began wilting and drying and dying, and I was all over the place trying to adjust its humidity, temperature, sunlight, etc. This week, I finally got something right. At least 6 new little fronds began to unfurl. They are so lovely.
When I first moved into an apartment a few months ago, I was so excited. As an introvert, it was a dream come true. At the same time, a small part of me also was a little disheartened because I knew I wouldnt be able to plant anything in the ground. But once I was settled in, I found that it wasn't too difficult to set up a garden contained in my patio. Today, I harvested about 20 stems of green onion. I planted whatever I had leftover from the stalks at the market several months ago, and have not needed to purchase any since then. They grow so quickly! Also pictured is a little white flower from my Serrano pepper plant. The Serrano plant has grown almost 9 inches within a month and a half! Can't wait to watch it begin producing some good chili peppers.