Below is the produce I prepped at the first of this week
The square dish is fresh salsa made with many grape tomatoes from our garden and they are so good!
The grandchildren all enjoy the fairy gardens but they haven’t been here much because of covid. I enjoy these dish gardens, they’re just fun to rearrange and play with when we’re sitting at the patio table.
So, I made a second one. I used a big a Tupperware lid that was in our discard pile and this one mainly has a turtle theme as one grandson is very fond of “tuttles”.
And the original one
You can buy things for fairy gardens but a lot of the stuff in ours is doodads we already had, seashells, little found rocks, a sign made by a granddaughter
We have some odd plants this summer
This pot started out with one small succulent on the left and a painted plant my husband bought last summer.
Both have doubled, maybe tripled in size this spring/summer.
The one on the right has a bloom starting, similar to how a hosta blooms.
Leaves that fell off the left succulent and landed in the pot have started many new plants, all on their own with no help from me.
Succulents do OK inside during cold months but they really thrive outdoors in warm weather.
2 more odd plants are Mother of Millions and Mother of Thousands.
They both reproduce by growing baby plants along the edge of their leaves. Then the baby plants grow into big plants when they fall in the dirt.
These 2 plants are considered invasion in really warm climates and should be kept in pots to prevent them from taking over.
And it’s hot here and getting hotter- but we are enjoying being outside early mornings and late evenings.
Hope you are all well