Flamingos among the fennel and other unlikely edibles

by autumn on May 8, 2012

We went for a Sunday afternoon stroll around our neighborhood and after spying lavender and mint among some otherwise unremarkable ornamental bushes, it quickly became a scavenger hunt for renegade edibles. Flamingos in a forest of fennel and chives hiding in the irises—I appreciated the mix of beauty and utility in our neighbors’ all-purpose, urban growing spaces.

We also saw a number of grape arbors, plenty of pretty blooms, and a succulent garden in a bird bath that totally stole my heart. My sad neighborhood peach tree, which I’ve mentioned before on the podcast, is already full of green, almond size fruit. Who knows, maybe this will be its year. It has even been warm enough for our little rangpur lime tree (did I tell you we named her Merced?)  to spend nights alone on the fire escape. She’s all grown up.

Enjoy this little virtual walk through the wilds of our neighborhood.

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1 Stephanie Press May 8, 2012 at 5:32 am

Foraging in the urban wilds! I’ve had such a craving for the flavor of raw, crunchy fennel dipped in an aioli. The yellow roses above are gorgeous.


2 autumn May 11, 2012 at 10:12 am

Thanks Stephanie! There are many lovely rose bushes in our neighborhood, but I was happy to see some edibles growing too. 🙂


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