Saturday, August 18, 2012

How Our Garden Grows

(A fragrant yellow rose)

I feel very fortunate that we have a little place carved out for us in this thriving metropolis to grow a garden of our very own. This is our second summer in our apartment so things have settled in quite nicely, which is why I wanted to show you what we have been flourishing over the past few months.  I love our garden for many reasons, first being the fragrant side of things - I have roses of my very own (they are fragrant and just beautiful) and jasmine that seems to blossom every night lending a heavenly aroma to the air.  Secondly, I finally have an herb garden! I have wanted to grow a hefty dose of herbs for as long as I can remember. We are currently growing basil, thyme, rosemary, sage, chives, mint and oregano which have been used without abandon for many summer dishes. Finally, I love our garden because we actually are fruiting! We currently have concord grapes (this has been my boyfriend's pride and joy over the past year) and lemons, two to be exact that should be ripening to the shade of yellow in the next month or so.  
 (Lavender buds)
(Fragrant and heady jasmine)
(Our very own bunch of concord grapes ripening)
(One of two Italian dwarf lemons that are quickly growing in size)
(Mint - one of my favorites that is always added to my ice water)
(Basil - just perfect when paired with tomatoes and mozzarella)

*All photographs by Alison


  1. love flowers so much! they all are so beautiful and it seems I can smell them! kisses!

  2. Great pics!!
    love those Flowers!!

  3. wonderful photos! I would die if I had lemons and grapes. ANd you chose the best herbs. Having dinner at your house must be lovely!!

  4. lovely photos!!

  5. Your photo of lavender buds is the best one I've ever seen!

  6. I am so jealous. My garden totally gave out on me this year. :(

  7. Your photos are stunning. I have lots of lavender in my garden - one of my favourite scents. Those grapes are coming along well.

  8. wow really great pictures, love the grapes:)
    xx Kate

  9. good job there, they are all doing well


  10. Wow!! Your plants look healthy and happy!

  11. Tell John that the grapes are amazing! I am envious of the many herbs in your garden.XOXO