Took a few days off from the daily grind and visited my granddaughter for Deepavali. I had a nice time, went around the town with her, enjoyed her baby talk, and questions, admired whatever she did, be it watching CBeebies or reading scores of books.One thing could not do was to visit the garden related stores or nurseries. It was a family holiday.
On return, I could not wait to see the plants on the terrace. Oh how I missed them ! My helper at home too was excited to show off how she cared for the plants during my absence.
When I was away many of them were busy giving ripe fruits, fresh blooms, and new vegetables. It was a pleasant surprise to see how they have worked their cycle without a bother about me , and gave me a regrettable shock. I was thrilled to see most of them doing fine,though I missed the opening up the Rajnigandha lillies, while they were spreading that heady scent. I also checked on the papaya fruits and flowers. In all, it was a grand welcome.
Here is the sample of some of the varieties.
Lettuce, first crops.
Broccoli first time!
Beefsteak, bending all the time with the weight.