Here are some of my favorite photos I took in the North Florida Food Forest over the last couple of weeks before I left.
First, some acorns and caps:
And an assassin bug hanging out on the Mysore raspberries:
A view of one of the best-scented heirloom roses in the world: the “Caribbean Spice” rose:
New growth on the Ficus palmata tree (a cousin of the common fig):
Another heirloom rose, lit by the setting sun:
Moringa sprouting back into action after the freezes of winter:
A graft I performed for the Get Grafting! film – nectarine onto peach – taking like a champ:
Rocket blooms in the food forest – self-seeding year after year:
One of the first blooms on the Hood pear I planted five years ago:
Thistles going to seed:
Cold-hardy Bauhinia, also known as white orchid tree, a great nitrogen-fixer with beautiful leaves and blooms:
A “Pride of Barbados” pod. This tree is another beautiful nitrogen-fixer sometimes known as “dwarf poinciana:”
Spiderwort, an edible and beautiful native wildflower – look at that color!
I took all these shots on the Canon 70D – it’s a workhorse.
I’ll be posting photos and updates from The Great South Florida Food Forest Project soon – stay tuned.