So far my winter tomato romance has all been in my head. I would probably tell someone else to eat seasonally; enjoy tomatoes in summer. But I am infatuated with the idea of fresh, tasty tomato with our dinner salad. Despite the negative feedback, I have not given up. I am still doing what I can to cultivate a relationship between me and my heirloom tomatoes that’s more than a summer romance.Continue reading
I spend my time going from west to east to west again. After covering the west garden, we spread compost and then leaves beneath the raspberries and the blueberry bushes in the east garden.
The blueberries are already budding, and the Winter Wonder, Camelia is about to bloom.
I’m a little late but took advantage of a sunny day to give the garden some protection from the winter weather.
Getting together some compost for my pots before the morning school run.
We have been bringing food in from the gardens in the last couple of weeks that has been tasty indeed. I don’t know why but growing food works as eye candy too.
When you have this many clematis blooming at the same time, you know that you’re garden isn’t a baby garden anymore. It has taken several years for these plants to get established in both the east and west garden.
We’ve had a goose couple hanging around here for more than a month now. I’m assuming that they have a nest somewhere close. The behavior of the male goose when another goose couple showed up, perhaps looking for a suitable place to nest also, confirmed my suspicions. He’s not having it. It took him about two minutes to run them off. There is apparently only room for one couple between the two ponds.
Today was a shopping day. I missed my garden. But tomorrow is a planting day. I have plans to put these two couples to bed, and nurture some grapes and blackberries. Two things you could never have enough of for jam and juice or just fresh off the vine. If all goes well they will outgrow their pots in a year or two. Then we’ll find a spot on the grounds somewhere, for them to flourish.
We had some heavy rain and even hale yesterday, and now the ground is soaked and I have some repair work to do in my garden. If the Big Daddy isn’t too muddy, then Mr. Mims will put in his lettuce, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower starters. I know he has some corn, but what he really wants is okra. He’s determined to get an early crop of okra this year. Last year there was a weather mishap every time he planted okra and we never did get a good harvest.