Posts filed under ‘pineapple’
Clicking on the pic will take you to Flickr where you can see more photos of my fruit-to-be.
It’s definitely spring here in North Texas. Storms one day, hot and humid the next. Which means things are really starting to bloom in my yard. I still want more color and more blooms but I don’t want to take care of more. I have little time as it is. One day I’ll just rip out the ugly bushes and ground cover and plant some color. Until then, I’ll just have to be happy with the flowering trees and plants I have. Click on the photo and you’ll be taken to Flickr where I have lots of photos of plants, critters, and my creations. Enjoy.
He’s getting bigger and bigger by the day. Although it sounds sick, I can’t wait to eat him. The last baby this plant produced was the sweetest pineapple I’ve ever eaten. I guess those who live in or have visited Hawaii get to eat fresh pineapple all the time. It was a treat for me. (more…)
Rain. Dallas has had lots of rain lately. Even the news wires have noticed: here, here, and here. Last year, it was so dry that I kept telling anyone that would listen that we were becoming the desert in Texas. Now, its the opposite. We’re the bloody rain forest! Nothing like hot temperatures to go with the non-stop rain. Such pleasant weather. Very steamy. (more…)
Our little pineapple baby is getting bigger thanks to all the rain we’ve been having. And its getting warmer so the baby appreciates that as well. I can’t remember how long it takes until the baby is ready to eat. (doesn’t that sound horrible?) I always forget to mention to click the photo to be whisked to flickr and bigger sizes. Hard to believe that the mother plant was started by cutting off the top of the pineapple I was going to eat. All I did was stick the top in a pot of dirt and watered away.
My little pineapple is on its way to being full sized and ready to eat. (more…)
Since yesterday was Earth Day, I shot a bunch of pics of the growing stuff around the house. I went out back to see if the birds have returned to the nest. They’ve been gone for a week and a half so I guess they moved on. All I have is an empty nest, literally, in the tree. So sad. But on a positive note, my pineapple baby is growing and looking great.
We have a dead lightpost in the front and side yard and I planted four different clematis, two on each. The front yard is winning, the entire post is covered with purple flowers. I love purple flowers. So I’m quite happy. Specially cause I bought the plants at the grocery store of all places. You never know. The clematis in the side yard don’t get as much sun so they’re slowly starting to cover the post. Maybe next year.
I have two big pineapple plants that I started from the top of a store bought pineapple. And a slightly smaller plant that was started from the top of a pineapple that one of my other plants grew. That was a couple of years ago. Today I noticed that the same pineapple that gave birth before is pregnant again. I’m so excited. The last and only pineapple that was grown in my yard wasn’t as big as the tropical pineapples you can buy at the store. It was about half the size. But it was the sweetest, most juiciest pineapple I ever tasted. I’m hoping this one makes it to the ripe stage.