SD in Review: The Flora
Mechanicky Gal has an adorable house, but even a more amazing garden. She has focused on xeric plants, those that will survive in San Diego's climate with no additional watering, and plants and herbs used in cooking.
She had huge rosemary bushes.
And a huge artichoke bush that reminded me that my mum had told me that when she read Day of the Triffids, she always thought they looked like artichoke plants.
The neighbor has an avocado tree and Mechanicky Gal convinced us (after checking with the neighbor) to go over and pick a boatload of them. MG and I climbed the tree (with some assistance from the ladder) while Carol Elaine and Janiece spotted us from the ground and caught the avocados we tossed down. Strangely enough, we didn't actually eat any of them (99% of them weren't quite ripe yet) and I really wish I had thought to bring some home with me. :/
MG also had a fig tree (so cool!), but few ripe figs yet.
Two items reminded me of Farmtown: the orange tree...
... and the lemon tree (more like a bush).
There were, of course, lots of beautiful flowers.
One of my favorite things, however, was the jasmine plant that was planted just outside the front door. MG kept her front door open much of the time and the breeze flowed in, bringing with it an intoxicating scent.
And last, but certainly not least, the faux flora:
Can you see that one of these things is not like the others? It's a cell phone tower, disguised as a palm tree. Awesome, isn't it?