Fruiting Ficus

Today I learned that the neglected ficus that I’ve barely kept alive for … nearly 15 years, is a member of the fig tree family, and apparently it can fruit? It’s been acting weird this year, I think because our preschooler loves watering it. 😃 I saw a tiny flower on it earlier in the spring and then suddenly there are a couple of bunches of these tiny green figs growing on it.

Are they edible? How big do the grow? Do they contain viable seeds? So many questions!

Alliums

I keep going back to alliums as subjects – this is one caught in the moment right before the pod erupts and it becomes a big purple firework. I love the way the flowers are clustered and packed, ready to reach out in every direction.