Sunday, July 13, 2008

Patio Project...

Debbie and I spent the better part of the day working on our patio “garden” – very enjoyable and relaxing for me, in between two back-to-back business trips. We traipsed down to Simpson's Nursery (a Jamulian institution known all over the city) and collected several more nice plants to join the collection we already have. The prize aquisition today: a 5 foot high, 4 foot broad strawberry guava (Psidium littorale). The photo at right is not mine, but shows why we bought this plant: very attractive, dark green leaves, nice flowers, and a bright red fruit that looks like a giant berry. From our reading, it grows well in our climate (assuming you water it regularly), it tolerates container growing, and it likes full sun. Perfect for our patio!

We also picked up a few annuals for color, and a couple of prostrate rosemary plants. Those we put in big pots on top of the low wall that forms one boundary of our patio; we're hoping it will creep nicely along the top and south side of the wall (the side we see from the patio).

Below are a few lousy photos from my cell phone. I was too lazy to break out the real camera. The third photo shows our new strawberry guava tree..