It has been a week of drinking lattes as I have been meeting up with friends to celebrate a recent birthday. I met a friend at the Food for Life cafe and there were vases of beautiful flowers on each of the tables. This is where our Fermentation Workshop was held recently. I took the opportunity to find out more information about the Kefir and Yoghurt starters from Kultured Wellness which sell in the store for $45. These last quite a while as they can be kept in the freezer. The fermented veggies I made at the workshop taste delicious and don't have that real salty taste like my sauerkraut has.
I told my daughter not to send a present unless she just sent a drawing done by my granddaughters but, of course, she didn't listen to her mother. Does anybody? ;-)
She made me a beautiful card in pink and green...of course, and a friend of hers made this lovely gift....
...which featured the meaning of my name. Special eh?
There was a drawing from one of my granddaughters....
...and what I think is a wall hanging and which I just love.
So after all that celebrating I decided I had better make some plans for spring and decide what I was going to plant seeing as I had received my seeds from Green Harvest last week. I took a stroll around the garden which is looking a bit ordinary at the moment and thought I had better check under the Jaboticaba tree and see if there is anything happening there and sure enough there are buds forming. It will just be a month until the fruit will be ready to pick and if you haven't heard of a Jaboticaba just click on this link and you will be amazed at how this fruit grows along the branch of the tree.
The pink flowering strawberry is coming to life once again and I hope it produces more strawberries than it did last year. This is a new plant to us and I bought it after I saw the pink flowers in Laurel Bank Park during last year's Carnival of Flowers. I didn't even know such a plant existed before that. By the way the Carnival of Flowers starts on the 16th September which is in five weeks.
There are many snowflakes blooming...
...and they look so delicate and pretty.
Some succulents are bringing a little colour...
...to the winter garden. As I said, the garden is looking a bit ordinary at the moment but wait till spring as there are hundreds of bulbs just ready to put on a show in a couple of weeks.
I have been working on this bag after pinching it from the CEO as I wanted to see if I could make a market bag out of an old seed bag. This will feature in my next post as I took some photos as I was making it if anyone is interested in doing some repurposing.
Keep well and happy!