You Say Tomato, I say Olive.

Olive, aged 4 weeks.

Olive, aged 4 weeks.

Several of you have asked after my new studio mate, Olive. (Pictured to the right in an old photo.) For those of you who haven't met Olive, she is a rescue tomato that has moved into the studio with me. As a young plant she was abandoned outside when the weather started to turn cold by a neglectful gardener. (Errrr.... me.)

I am super pleased to announce that with a little TLC she has really bounced back and is even swaddling her first fruit. What a difference a few weeks can make!

Here she is now. As you can see, I've had to upgrade her furnishings a bit. The trellis has been replaced with a $300 Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod and the spare LED bulb on the magic arm has been switched  with not one, but two grow lights. I'm thinking of ordering a K 5600 1600 Joker but I'll have to wait until after the holidays.  

Thank you all for the offers of home cooked meals for her and plant sitting services. She (we) really appreciate it and just wanted to let you know that we're going great!