How does your garden grow?

Hopefully a lot better than mine because I don’t even have a garden.  But, I do have some serious garden envy.  In fact (stupid joke alert), you could say that I’m green with envy.  Anyway,  I thought I’d show the Internet the plants that are currently crowding up my patio and scaring off future home buyers.  Bring your mosquito netting and a GPS, the flora is thick in these parts.

The Patio, in all of its glory.

And now for the break down:

Bubba, the basil plant.


Rita, the rosemary (remember when you met her?).

Leo, the lime basil plant.

You’ll have to come over and taste Leo, he’s so lime-y.  I haven’t figured out what to make with him yet so instead I have been demanding that people “Eat this, you’ll like it!” whenever anyone stops by.  Oddly enough, people have stopped stopping by.

Our Terrifying Tomato Baby Jungle.

Some surprisingly happy Zinnias.

I had clipped a few earlier this summer for our open house (that no one showed up to).

Vinca Major (previously noted in the first Spotlife.) They are still alive, hooray!

Do you know what Vinca Major is?  Neither did I.  So I looked it up.  Let me educate you via a blurb from Wikipedia because learning is “fun”.

Two of the species, Vinca major and Vinca minor Candace’s patio plants in general, are extensively cultivated as an ornamental plant experiment to see if even I can grow things that can be eaten and or enjoyed.  Because the plants spread quickly, they are often used as a groundcover hiding place if I ever am running from the law.  Although attractive (like The Hubs), both are sometimes considered weeds (obviously, or I would have surely killed them by now), occasionally invasive in some regions (like getting a Spray Tan) where they are not native because of the rapid spreading and the possibility of choking out native species (or prospective home buyers) if they enter areas where they are not controlled (Candace’s patio).  Areas affected include parts of Australia, New Zealand, and the United States (Camellia Crib).[7][8]. In other cases, Vinca (and Candace’s awkwardness) has been recommended as a fire (friends and family) retardant ground cover.[9]

Tell me, how does your garden grow?

9 thoughts on “How does your garden grow?

  1. I don’t find your garden at all contrary! :-)

    LOVE that the plants have names – Ooh, a friend of mine has a pesto recipe, something tells me that a little lime-basil could be really, really tasty. I see visions of a pasta primavera type dish with basil, tomato babies and goodies from the Farmers Market… :-) Mmmm….

    • I love the Chef in you, Tai! You have a knack for whipping up something fabulous with a few fresh ingredients…when can I come over for dinner again?

  2. I remember when Leo was just a baby and out of citrusy excitement (the) Candace and Tai proceeded to devour taste nearly 50% of his limeness. Luckily the 2 leaves that remained have now grown to about 200. Not that we know what to do with them…

  3. The flowers are beautiful, love the zinnia closeup. Glad to see the teenagers are still somewhat green, I fear what the cleaver, I mean the Candace, will do to them once ripe. I’m sure they’ll sacrifice themselves for something very tasty.

  4. Very funny. I don’t know if a garden is a word that would describe your 4 plants. Maybe it can be referred to as “a taste of summer” Almost an arboretum. Pretty asters. love mamasan

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