Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Maple Hill Hop 12

Maple Hill Hop

Welcome back to  
The Maple Hill Hop,
where we share what's going on outside our doors.

gerbera daisy

I took these pictures yesterday when the sun decided to visit.
With temperatures hovering around freezing last night, 
this may be the last blast of color for a while.

This parsley will be ready for the caterpillars come spring.

Several more of these eggplant have been planted throughout the garden,
but this is the first one bearing fruit.

The zinnias are hiding a surprise.

Nothing like home-grown lettuce.

 The snap peas are doing well on the bamboo tepee.

The avocado is showing signs of new growth.

Unfortunately, some sort of grasshopper has eaten the leaves of our green bean plants.

The purple salvia gets cut back a couple of times a year
and comes back better than ever.

dried zinnia head

We've been enjoying hearing the cardinals singing near the birdbath.

What's going on outside where you are?


  1. It all looks great! That eggplant is really pretty!

    1. Thanks, Tammy! I hope it tastes as good as it looks!

  2. So beautiful to see it all green and full of growth. :)

  3. I'm looking forward to hearing more about that avocado plant! Nature's butter. :-) Everything looks so lush...except the bean plant, but everything else. ;-)

    1. I need to go check on it today. It is so good, isn't it? I even have a recipe for chocolate pudding made from avocado. So delicious and good for you too!

  4. It might be skipper butterfly larvae eating your bean leaves. They use them as host plants this time of year. I love seeing all the growth in your garden. I hope you had a beautiful Christmas and New Year. Hugs, Meems

    1. Hey Meems! Thanks for stopping by! I've seen the culprits, they are some type of green grasshopper that flies. EEEEK!


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