Saturday, June 16, 2007

Here Comes the Sun

There was a good bit of sun around here this week. A break from the cool that the fog usually brings in the summertime. There isn't better news when you've got tomatoes growing in the backyard! The garden is just loving it right now & I thought that it was a good time to post some updated pics.

This must be what it is like for new parents - always having loads of pictures at the ready to illustrate the health and beauty of their offspring.

Care to indulge a proud gardener?

Here are those tomatoes I was referring to. First time I noticed actual fruit!


I can almost taste the Caprese salad!


Look! There are wee Pattypan squash in there!!!!!


Sweetpeas. One of the sweetest flowers ever. I think that they love the raised bed!


Venturing away from the vegtastic bed - I'd like to show off my crazy Hollyhocks!


I seriously do not know what got into them this year. They are as tall as me! Here's a closeup:


Here is a sedum about to show off its summer color. It is a beautiful peachy color when it blooms.


These are my "Flame" Calla Lilies. They are just starting to show their color - red & orange gorgeousness is on its way.


Finally, here is a picture of one of my greatest successes as a gardener. My hydrangea.


I know that they grow like weeds for a lot of people - but not for me. I've killed more than I care to admit. But, I'd say that this plant and its placement in the yard is the winning ticket - and - today I feel like I've done something really, really right.

Holla!

20 comments:

walternatives said...

What happy green babies you have there, Earth Mama. Your plants are as strong and vibrant as you are, friend. Thanks for the update and the pics.

kris said...

Oh you are good you green thumb you. I am a miserable gardner!

Rhonda said...

That brings back such good memories of my dad toiling away in his garden...

C.J. said...

I live vicariously through you when it comes to gardening. I only hope that my merely looking at your pictures doesn't kill your plants. I've got some pretty nasty plant powers ;0)

atomic mama said...

Holla back! Your veg and flowers look really great. My only garden success of late is that I have not yet killed the basil seedling I brought home from our CSA...

Joannah said...

Your garden looks wonderful! Makes me want to get out in mine and add some veggies to the mix.

:-)

Enjoy!

Stacy said...

You have such a way with plants. Beautiful!

M3 said...

Beautiful!!!! I swear you have the greenest thumb in the land my friend. :-) (And I still love to say the word Pattypan!)

SBird said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. I love pattipans...especially when they're babies. You have a vibrant garden!!!

Hollyhocks and hydrangeas are my two favorite flowers in the whole universe. We get mongo hollyhocks here, but--of course--can't grow that humid-loving, acid-loving, southern-belle-loving hydrangea here to save my life. I envy you your calla, too (too cold here in the winter!).

Mamacita said...

Mmmmm. I love the flower pictures. I'm heading outside this minute!

Mark & Michelle said...

Lookin' good!!

isepa said...

Good job, lady! May your garden continue to grow!

Drea said...

very impressive! We have had such crappy weather I'd be embarrassed to take pictures of what my garden looks like!

Miss Cleo said...

Its like a full meal in your backyard.

amy said...

What awesome pictures...I wish I could grow something.

Shannon S said...

What a beautiful garden! You are amazing. Keepin' the grass mowed is the extent of my talent outside. Lovely pictures.

Jonni & John said...

Beautiful job! You really have an amazing green thumb.

Hugs,
Jonni
:)

jse said...

Everything is so beautiful. I envy your gardening skillz - big time!

Carolyn said...

Very, very jealous of your growing season! I should post a pic of my hydrangea!! It has just leafed out.

Great lady-bug over the shoulder antidote idea. I might just have to try that!!

Avery's Mom & Dad said...

Okay I am going to send you a picture of my pink Hydrangia's. Normally I have a very green thumb, but really struggle with these...but they are my favorites(have you seen them in the NorthEast? They are as big as cars) Anyway, my MIL has convinced me that she found the place in my yard for them to grow. We will see.
Your stuff looks great. I can just taste those tomatos and that basil....your basil is beautiful.