Fig Love


Chris came in last night for the closing of our house today. We made dinner then went to find a nonexistent ice cream shop (thanks Google Maps) before heading to the garden. The heat has been brutal this week, 100* many of the days; the beans can’t handle it and neither can a few other plants. Sometimes between moving we’ll have to find some time to do maintenance on our beds.

I was busy watering the garden and Chris had been putting hoses on various beds and then piddling around. I went back up to the front of the garden and found him deep into picking figs off the Celeste fig. Abandoning the watering, I went over to help him. It really is a two person job….

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Part of the problem was the need to reach the figs that were deep inside the tree (overgrown shrub really). So I was dealt the job of holding the box.

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The smaller New York fig was producing but wasn’t nearly as loaded down as the Celeste. I preferred the Celeste fig, particularly the over ripe ones as they were much sweeter.

I’m very happy that our new house has a fig tree in the side yard! There will be many years of fig eating and jam making coming!

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4 thoughts on “Fig Love

  1. Erin says:

    Oh beautiful. I love love love fresh figs, but don’t yet have a yard to keep them in! Yours look gorgeous. Enjoy!

  2. chel says:

    Those are BEAUTIFUL! I want to paint them!

  3. Gayle Bicik says:

    Love the figs we brought home! Have already sampled 2 and more will be dessert!

  4. Moosie says:

    These are very good! Why I never would try them growing or untill I am 50 something I don’t know. My lose.

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