Dad's Garden, Pets

My Dad’s Garden in May

My mom’s orchid, the lower branch is in the 17th week of blooming and still looking as pretty as ever.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/25sec, ISO 400, focal length 24mm, spot metering

The top branch is in the 9th week of blooming.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/50sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm, center weighted average metering

The bottom branch is in the 17 week, that’s 4 months of blooming, just amazing that the blooms last this long.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/25sec, ISO 400, focal length 36mm, center weighted average metering

My sister’s orchid withered a lot faster.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/25sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm, center weighted average metering

My dad tends to his garden daily.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/160sec, ISO 100, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

The string beans start to climb the poles now.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/100sec, ISO 100, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

Also the cucumber plants.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/100sec, ISO 100, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

The Thai eggplants got a lot taller.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/500sec, ISO 100, focal length 39mm, evaluative metering

Sadly they are also attacked by the small little black bugs.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/500sec, ISO 100, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

My sister bought the young tomato plants and not sure what kind she got. I guess we’ll soon find out.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/160sec, ISO 100, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

It doesn’t look like the pomegranate will bear any fruit this year.  There’s plenty of flowers, but no fruit.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/160sec, ISO 100, focal length 32mm, evaluative metering

Rows of lemongrass.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/80sec, ISO 100, focal length 27mm, evaluative metering

My sister planted the Thai basil from last year’s seeds, she’ll have plenty this summer.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5, 1/50sec, ISO 100, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

The banana trees that he kept in his garage during the cold winter months.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/320sec, ISO 100, focal length 28mm, evaluative metering

I didn’t see that many crab-apple flowers in the Spring and kind of surprised to see that it bears as many fruits this year.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/100sec, ISO 200, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering
Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/50sec, ISO 200, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering
Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/200sec, ISO 200, focal length 35mm, evaluative metering

Flowers in my dad’s front porch.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/125sec, ISO 200, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering
Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/100sec, ISO 200, focal length 29mm, evaluative metering
Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/200sec, ISO 200, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering
Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/320sec, ISO 200, focal length 40mm, center weighted average metering

The fish are enjoying the warm and sunny weather.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/30sec, ISO 200, focal length 35mm, evaluative metering

10 thoughts on “My Dad’s Garden in May”

    1. Hi seeharhed, I had so many photos and didn’t post that one, it’s posted now. They look kind of thin at the moment, should be fuller by next month.

        1. We have to take our banana trees inside during the winter months and I wonder if you left yours outside since the weather is milder there. It must be the winds and storms that torn the leaves, I’m sure it will grow back in no time.

  1. Wonderful series from your Dad’s garden! I guess he enjoys his garden very much – a passion that many of us join him in 😉

    1. Hi truels, he does enjoy working in his garden. I post his garden updates for my sisters that live in NYC to see also and it’s extra nice when I catch him out there working in the garden. 🙂

  2. Oh gosh, you have no idea how much this post is making me long for a garden of my own (or access to my parents’ even!). Gorgeous!

    1. Thanks Alyson for your visit and comment. My dad loves tending to his garden, a perfect hobby for him since he is retired.

  3. Nye, the flowers on your dad’s front porch, what are they called? I’ve been wanting to get my hands on some of those flowers but I have no idea where to start since I don’t know what they are called, I seen it on mailbox post a lot of time and love it.

    1. Ze, it a Clematis. It’s a climbing perennial vine and they come up every year. My sister gave me one to plant by the fence but it didn’t make it.

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