Monday, June 18, 2012


It's the start of summer in Osaka and I happened to walk into the vegetable garden at Nagai Botanical Gardens.
The plum trees are laden with fruits.
A field of hydrangea plants.
Vegetable garden.
Edamame (soy) beans.
All kinds of gourds and squash.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Gigantic plants

I haven't been back for 2 weeks and how the plants have flourished at my parent's house. I can't identify what kind of gourd or squash this is but it has been productive.
 I found two small gourds and according to my mother, the last one they harvested was huge.
 The Chinese mustard vegetables are humongous, they look like shrubs.
One mustard plant has already bolted and is full of pretty yellow flowers.
 The curry trees are big and lush.
My father is starting to grow culinary herbs too.