Tuesday, 21 August 2012

The tale of two olives...

I don't know when my olive love started, but I can say that after visiting a small shop called Oliviers & Co my love was cemented.  Olive trees soon became the goal.  One day an olive grove.  I have been giving somewhat frequent olive updates throughout the summer but I wanted to share my love and enjoyment.  The small olive twig looking plant that I put in here a few months ago has transformed into looking more like a small olive tree.  It was never planned but I like how it looks with the arbours and the concrete patio.

I love the swinging pendulous arms of this wonderful little Leccino olive. See what I mean? It's almost looking like a tree now!

But here is where the real excitement starts...


My potted olive tree has so many olives! A while back I was excited at the mere hope of olives.  You could see the beginning of what would be little wonders....

But then I got to looking and I found this! I have a legitimate olive! Not just little pea sized ball of soon to be olives but an actual fruit! Now lets see if I can get it to ripen.  I'm sure all that heat we had the last few weeks helped this along!

Well that was my excitement for last evening... I'll leave with this wonderful view of Mt. Baker.

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    1. Thanks!! I'm pretty stoked. Now I just need some beautiful imported terra cotta from Italy or the south of France!!! Mmmm. And more olive trees!

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  2. "Olive me, why not take olive me?" Do your palms know about this other love affair? Way cool that you have an actual olive!

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    1. I know! Soo fun it's a legit one. The palms don't need to know yet.

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  3. You know the palms will hear about it through the grapevine......

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    1. the grapevines go in next year...

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  4. Your olive tree IS like looking at a tree already - amazing growth! I am totally with ya!

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    1. I am so excited. Each person that comes over has to be taken to the olives. They all just think I'm crazy.

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