Thursday, December 29, 2011

More than just 'green'!

You would expect to see green in a GREEN-house...
this photo is taken from the outside.  
That's a watermelon vine plotting an escape...

...and the GREEN leaves of the cantaloupe which is threatening a take-over.

But there are other colours too.  
Like the MAUVE of the eggplant/aubergine flower...


... the YELLOW of the ripening Broad Ripple tomatoes.

 The BLACK Pearl Chilli is living up to its name.

 ...and the excitement of ORANGE 
on a ripening Grosse Lisse tomato.  
The first for the season.

And my favourite...RED!  
(This one has already been eaten...sweet!)

But not to worry, the WHITE and GREEN in these photos 
give promise of more to come.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Fat fruit in the Fat Fruit!

 I went away for three weeks and left the greenhouse and garden in the hands of someone who is definitely not a gardener.  She managed to keep everything alive.  Some of the plants in the greenhouse were not so green or so lush on my return.  However, check these babies out!

One capsicum is blushing...
and there are more on the way...

...and the tomatoes growing and beginning to ripen.

To have tomatoes this mature at this time of the year 
in my climate is very unusual.
As for the capsicums...they usually take until 
well into January to even set fruit. 
So to have them ripening already 
is nothing short of amazing.

I love my
Fat Fruit Greenhouse!