Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Fig Tree. You. Me. 2011.


And it's gonna be awesome.

A talk with a fellow gardener at a 3-year old's birthday party on Sunday injected my fig lust with further loopiness when he told me that he bought a small 'Brown Turkey' fig at Whole Foods a few years ago and now it is half-way up the height of his house.

Seriously? Seriously?!

{!!!!!}

Imagine the number of readily available figs with a tree that size. Holy smokes. Nothing cuts through a February day like the memory of a fig - warm from the late August sun. I could see myself just sitting under those big figgy leaves and snacking in the evening light.

{Apparently I wrote about this last year, too. But over at Virginia Living. Enough with all of this gabbing about fig trees. Now that I have rediscovered the mattock, I am in like Flynn.}

7 comments:

rohrerbot said...

Fig trees are delicious. I just put a brown turkey fig into the ground last year and it is doing really well. They can grow like a weed. Have fun.

Elsie said...

The thought of a towering fig makes me swoon.

Southern Lady said...

Figs are yummy! I can see why you would get excited. Carla

bwilliams said...

I bought my daughter one of these figs for Mothers' Day last year. She was thrilled with it. I hope hers does as well as yours is doing.

Tracey said...

Yahoo - fellow fig dreamers! Plus - Willa loves them. A fruit serving - it is a victory!

Eva said...

Oh man, I want a fig tree too. And a witch hazel, and blueberries, and... and...

Tracey said...

Yes - blueberries and witch hazel would be lovely!