Gardening is an exercise in hope. As I write this, I have 8 egg cartons of happy little green seedlings - kale, spinach, chard, carrots, nasturtiums and mixed greens - all growing steadily in a cold frame in my back yard. I am not experienced in the ways of vegetable gardening, but I have no lack of optimism.
A few weeks ago, I picked up a Celeste Fig tree for my back yard garden project. I knew I wanted to have some kind of fruit tree, but it must be able to withstand our North Texas weather - freezing temps in the winter and 100 plus degrees in the summer. Celeste Figs do very well here, from what I understand and my husband and I love figs. So my small, bare Fig is home and in the ground. I've composted, mulched and prayed. Now, we wait.
When I dream of figs...
Here's my little guy newly planted in the back yard.