Friday, September 9, 2011

Garden Tour

Our summer well and truly arrived late this year, but this September has been in the 90's and everything is ripe!
Let's have a quick walkabout...

My garden hasn't quite gotten the attention it deserves this year, but those SuperWave petunias always come through.  That vine overhanging the wall on the left is a cucumber!  Anyone need any?

Robert would love to be able to spend more time in his garden as well, but it is still very, very productive.  In this picture are the eggplant, carrots, dill, leeks, onions, tomatoes, and the peppers that got way too much nitrogen from the horse manure compost so they are all leaf and no pepper.  Ooops.
Can you see Pumpy there in the upper right, poking her head up?  Click on the picture to see!

Here's a better shot....

It's been a fun time with Pumpy this summer!


Unlike last year, this has been a great one for tomatoes.  Here is a small vignette from our tomato plantation: these are Sungold cherry tomatoes and are they good!

I just picked these for a friend who LOVES our tomatoes.  The big ones are an heirloom variety called Tiffin.
We broke our personal record with one of them this week.

31.05 ounces!

The pots at the entryway to the house have a little show left to put on....

That chrysanthemum on the right is going to be especially spectacular.  The harbinger of fall.....

I have a very busy couple of weeks ahead....happy September to you all! 

6 comments :

shawkl said...

The garden looks great! Our's is all gone now...as the summer heat and no rain just dried everything up. That's a huge tomato! Are they very "pithy"? I love a nice large tomatoe for sandwiches...but don't like the white stuff in the center that a lot of the large ones have.
Kathy

Rian said...

Nice lil walkabout. That pumpkin cracks me up!

Judy S. said...

You definitely live in the right part of our state for growing pumpkins and tomatoes. They only turn green here, if they even manage to produce.

Summerset said...

Beautiful and there's nothing better than home grown produce!

FredaB said...

Allie your garden has done really well. That pumpkin is huge if that is a regular size cap on top. I remember seeing a contest for the largest tomato grower on TV and they needed lifts to get them into trucks and also onto the scales. Was fun watching.

Robert would be in the running with this big guy.

Hugs

FredaB

Raspberry said...

I love looking at pictures of your garden - definitely inspiring!