Friday, November 8, 2013

Portable Passionfruit Plants and The Great Outdoors.

There are some sad and dreary days where I miss the feel of the sun on my skin and the wind through my hair. On those days, I feel locked up in my man made cave, almost like a prisoner of this modern world. With this in mind, I have been making a point to get outside and breath. Sometimes this almost simple task seems impossible with the hustle and bustle of daily life and the workforce, but now that the sun is shining, I'm back on my bike and out into the great, wide world.

And back into my little garden.

I have always wanted to grow passionfruit. Their flowers are just so beautiful and unique. They bring memories flooding back of my teenage years. Oh, the 90's. I remember the first time I saw a passionfruit flower. I stared at it for hours. I had never seen anything like it.

As a renter, I have never really had the chance to grow them, as they take a good two years or so to establish and I could never be certain how long I would be in the one place. Gordy and I have been getting into pallet furniture making. He's a clever cat and has been making all kinds of things with this free and easy reclaimed material.

I wanted to make some vertical gardens. With this one, I nailed a green bag to the back of a pallet, filled it with soil and a passionfruit plant and used some S- shaped hooks to hang it to our fence.
The passionfruit plant seems to like it, with new little shoots growing.

I can't wait for it to cover the whole thing.

And if we have to move, I can take it with me.

Here are some things that have been going on in my garden over the last couple of months:

Gorgeous baby zucchinis.

And something I am particularly proud of, baby lemons on my dwarf lemon tree. I have had this tree for about 3 years, and finally it is bearing fruit. About 70 fruit to be exact. I don't know how that will work out on such a little tree, but it's fascinating none the less.

I hope you are enjoying the great outdoors today. xx

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