Thursday, June 19, 2008

Early Summer Optimism

The weather's been almost tropical, although this week without the heat -- beautiful sunny days, then violent short rainstorms in the evening. Everything we planted is very happy. and the yard itself is ridiculously lush.

We have Roma tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, yellow and purple sweet peppers, jalapeños, habañeros, white eggplant, and basil:
Corn, Savoy and purple cabbage, broccoli, and okra:
Cantaloupe, watermelon, yellow squash, snap peas, black-eyed peas, and cucumbers:
Lots of herbs and catnip:
And one very beautiful dog:

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11 Comments:

Blogger Lyzzard said...

oh how beautiful. how peaceful. a garden like that gives one hope, doesn't it?

10:41 AM  
Blogger Kitt said...

Holy cow! That's a lot of produce. Once the viny things start going it's going to be The Garden That Ate The Bronx!

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Lauren said...

That is absolutely gorgeous, Lisa. It makes me want to literally dive into it.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Alecto said...

That's just voluptuous!

11:17 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth M. said...

Yum! No groundhogs or deer where you live, I guess!

11:30 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

No big vermin -- just birds, squirrels, raccoons, cats, and a dog with big feet.

Kitt, I've got a shopping trip planned this weekend for trellises, tomato cages, and netting. In retrospect I should have spread the beds out a bit further, but OK, next year.

And yes, it's SO lush and voluptuous -- this has been a stunning year. On warm nights you can smell the neighbors' honeysuckle hedge when you sit outside. Now to buy some real outdoor furniture. Someday.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Cara deBeer said...

wow, what a transformation from a couple of years ago! You rawk.

Also, we have some of those folduppy camping chairs as our main porch furniture. Way to be grown up!

4:34 PM  
Anonymous Tana said...

It's utterly gorgeous.

I just hope the corn have room to set down some deep roots. You might be surprised how big they get, and only two ears per stalk. (What was God thinking? TWO? ONLY TWO?)

KB is right about the viny thing. You won't know where one begins and the other leaves off. Enjoy that!

2:43 AM  
Anonymous Sheila said...

It looks really luxuriant. Way to go, Lisa.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Miss T said...

Oh, that is simply gorgeous! Are you going to come and resurrect my garden next year? You can bring Dorrie. She'll have a blast with Dr. Evil.

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome gardening, Lisa! I'm out here in PA tryiing to get something done between major rainstorms...so much for drought resistant annuals. :-)(d again)

11:11 AM  

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