Welcome to Parallel 49 Palms and Exotics. Here you will find my tales of growing subtropicals in the Fraser Valley. Additionally, Parallel 49 Palms and Exotics is apart of Parallel 49 Green Design offering custom container design, terrariums, succulent arrangements, and small space garden solutions.
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Olive blooms... finally.
First off, happy 4th of July to all my American friends!!! But you see July is the special month and need be celebrated everyday. It always starts with the Canada Day shibang, Birthday week - sometimes month - of course, the 4th, the sunshine month (therefore the happy month)... I think you get what I'm saying. But boy oh boy, July came in with a bang this year. I think the weather is officially bi-polar. I spent my birthday inside commiserating over the torrential downpours, wind, and highs of 68F. I think the coldest it has ever been. But then, like a glimmer of hope, the clouds broke and shone down a garden surprise. My Arbequina Olive tree that has been "about to bloom" since March finally bloomed! So I frolicked through the overgrown wet grass to gaze upon its beauty.
I just love the dark almost blue green of the older growth!!