August 23, 2006

fig tree

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No ripe figs yet, but we have enough green ones this year that I hope we can beat the squirrels to some of them. Most people who grow figs in this part of the world take special pains to protect the tree in the winter, either digging it up and moving it to a protected spot, or half-burying it with earth or mulch. We do neither, but the tree is close enough to the house that most years it does not lose too many branches to the frost and snow. I love the large irregular shape of the leaves - feels tropical in our little city garden.

Behind the tree is our ivy-covered garage. Then it got too dark to draw.

Posted by EGP at August 23, 2006 8:56 PM