Updated April 25, 2010. My dad started his garden about a week ago, and he didn’t finish planting everything yet, some are still sitting in his window sill.
I bought him some pickle and white cucumber plants from the local nursery.
He grew this from last year’s crop, the Thai/Lao eggplant and he gave some small plants to me also.
They look very fragile and thin, but hopefully the rains and sunshine will make them stronger in the next few weeks.
These are rows of small white Asian corn from last year’s crop. I originally got the seed from my Hmong co-worker and my dad absolutely loved them. They are smaller than the normal corn, but sweet and sticky.
These are Lemon grass from last year, he kept them in pots in the garage during the cold winter months, and sometimes he had to turn on the heat for them to keep them warm.
The parsley seems to grow wild in his yard, kind of funny that they don’t come up real good when you try to plant them in their own bed, but they’re everywhere outside the bed. I discover that ants are great pollinators, especially the little red ones that help to pollinate the strawberry.
The Maple Tree that Bo planted over 10 years ago provides a nice shade near the garden. This is the first year that it has this many seeds and my dad got a small plant from it and planted the small tree in his front yard.
I’m crossing my fingers and hope that the pomegranate fruit will stick this year.
We are very fortunate that there was no frost during the time that the fruit trees were blooming and they are fruitful this year. This is the crabapple tree.
He has 2 pear trees in his backyard.
Waterlily in his backyard
Max visited my dad’s garden.
He got a little excited seeing all the birds and the neighbor’s dog.