Although those photographs might all look similar, there is actually very little overlap in the contents of each image. I took all the images standing in one spot in the middle of my parents' backyard, rotating clockwise about 25 degrees each photo. My mama's garden is a container garden full of more than 30 10-gallon pots. Plus, a fig tree (far left) and some smaller pots for herbs (pictured separately, below).
Houston is very lucky to have such a long growing season. Actually, the weather reasonably permits two whole growing seasons-- time to grow a whole set of plants and start over in the middle of the summer with a whole new set of plants. In DC, we hadn't even begun our seeds yet (although we could have), and my mama's already eating zucchini she grew in the backyard.
|aren't eggplant blossoms the prettiest? and those dark purple stalks!|
My mama's growing all my favorites. She has over ten tomato plants, bell peppers, zucchini, squash, eggplant... if I were home, I would eat from her garden all summer (and spring and fall) long.
|more tomatoes. tomatoes are my favorite to grow, too.|
Although I have successfully regenerated green onions in our apartment before, and I tried to start a pineapple plant, I'm amazed by the plants my family has cultivated from pits of food purchased at the grocery store. Mangoes, avocados and I think my mama might've mentioned a guava?
|incredible avocado plant grown from a pit|
|mango tree grown from a pit|
|all the herbs: cilantro, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme and basil|
Definitely makes me want to get my hands in the dirt! Even though it's getting a bit late to start our plants from seed this year, we will definitely be doing our own container garden again. I can't wait!