Potager update for mid-march…

Gentle rains continue to fall in the garden…
The sun has yet to appear, and it feels cozy to be at home…
And yes, to be able to spend a tranquil morning at home with the one you love…
Oh, isn’t this simply the ultimate bliss of them all?

Meanwhile, we thank god for the privilege to be able to return home safely last week amidst all the commotion surrounding the earthquake…
Like most of the people the world over, we remain deeply concerned with the current happenings surrounding the disaster…

The Japanese have an interesting name to this specimen…
They call it ‘Himalaya Yuki no Shita’, literally, ‘Under the Himalayan Snow’…
Did a check on the net and found that it goes by the scientific name ‘Bergenia stracheyi’…
Hmm, I’d probably have difficulty trying to remember this name, so perhaps the Japanese name is more apt for my inclinations…


The winter daphne looks pretty even in the rain…
We have two large bushes of them and they smell so good…
They are native to Japan and China… 

A comet goldfish comes to the water surface in our pond…
They self-breed and currently, we have about 30 of them… 

Meanwhile, the fava beans in the potager are flowering…
This one is the ‘wa-se’ or ‘early harvest’ type…
 
The strawberries did not die on us even after being showered by frosts and snow…
Flowers are starting to appear… 

The self-seeding lettuce is growing fine…
Poppy plants, also self-seeding, keep them company… 
 I bought some green lettuce seeds from the store…
This type of lettuce is crunchy and is very popular with the Korean restaurants serving grilled beef…
The corianders are doing super fine…
We are really hooked by their fragrance…
Which brings us to the fried rice my sweeto haato dished up…
Urmm, the tiny little fish, small bite-size chicken meat, garlic, onions, carrots, black pepper, and yes, coriander as garnish… 
While our white Japanese plum flowered some time ago, the red one finally did…
The fruits from the white flowers are big and fleshy while the ones from the red plant are not so…  
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About Lrong

Gardening, I adore... Photography, I cherish... Scuba diving, I fancy... Shakuhachi, I relish... and barefoot walking, I revel in...
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21 Responses to Potager update for mid-march…

  1. Cat says:

    A cozy morning with soft rain falling sounds delightful. Your fava bean blooms are so pretty and I don't know how you've captured such a clean, pure shot of your goldfish. My pond water is not nearly as clear as yours 😉

  2. Lrong says:

    Cat… I dug out the pond maybe 5 years ago… it is not lined and thankfully, the water holds… the clear water with the fish is a joy to look at…

  3. One says:

    Wonderful photos! Looks like bliss, yes. We can choose which side we want to look at. I have a photo I took of my fish. Same direction but less clear. Your images are always very good.

  4. milka says:

    Everything is doing fine in your garden. Flowers and veggies are growing well, fish swims happilly and i hear birds singing too 🙂 I love lettuce, they have beautiful foliage.

  5. Autumn Belle says:

    Like the saying, "Home is where love is". Your potager and its occupants, gold fish included, are extremely happy with the return of the master and mistress of the house. So good to have gold fishes in the pond. Your fresh lettuce will be perfect for wrapping amouthful of BBQ meat or bulgogi dish.

  6. Stephanie says:

    Everything is so lovely for you Lrong! I especially like all your pink flowers shown here. And I hope you will have some strawberries soon 😀 Have a great week. It has been cloudy and rainy here as well.

  7. rainfield61 says:

    It is always so good to be with our family at home, especially during this period of time.

  8. Lrong says:

    One… thank you for your compliments… am glad you enjoy my photos… milka… there is so much lettuce in the field that we eat it everyday… very good taste they have…Autumn Belle… yes, goldfish in the pond is really a good thing to have, both for the eyes and for luck… we wrap rice and vinigered miso sauce with the lettuce… lovely…Stephanie… thank you for your kind words… I am hoping for some strawberries to fruit… likewise, wish you a good week too…rainfield61… yeap, there is nothing like home in times like these…

  9. Beautiful, beautiful photos Lrong. So wonderful that plants, trees, shrubs are growing, blooming, producing! What a lovely meal…delicious!

  10. Lrong says:

    Thank you Theanne! I manage to prepare two vegetable beds yesterday…

  11. Malar says:

    Welcome back!All your plants look so healthy! Soon you will have strawberries to harvest! What a bliss!

  12. Matron says:

    What wonderful photos! Spring is a wonderfuly exciting time in the garden! I wish I could inhale the perfume from those flowers!

  13. Lrong says:

    Malar… thank you! Am hoping to get some strawberries too…Matron… am very happy you like the pictures… spring is indeed an exciting time for gardeners…

  14. Glad you are back home in Japan. Must be very tiring on waiting for the next available flight. I hope I don't pull out any self-sowed poppy so your photos really help. For herb fragrant in our the garden, summer~lemon basil, winter~coriander.

  15. petunialee says:

    Your photos are beautiful.

  16. Bom says:

    Your garden is looking wonderful. It is such a simple beauty that contrasts with recent images from Japan. So glad that there is more than just a semblance of normalcy.

  17. Lrong says:

    Malay-Kadazan girl… winter coriander is irresistable… yummy…but think I will have to pull some poppy out… too many of them…petunialee… thank you… you are too kind… Bom… am happy to hear your comments… the situation up north where the tsunami occured is still reeling from aftershocks…

  18. lina says:

    Lovely shots.All those fresh veges.

  19. Lrong says:

    Hi Lina… thank you!

  20. Glad that all's well in Lrong's potager. There is nothing like home, always. Your fish looks like it is swimming in clear air.Rosie

  21. Lrong says:

    Rosie… the fish keeps me entertained often… just watching them swim in clear water is so relaxing…

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