Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Playing I Spy in the Garden

This last weekend was one of the best "Staycations" we have had in a very long time. Mr. Romance and I really relaxed on this holiday weekend, while also getting a few things done around the house. 

We swam everyday, enjoyed a barbecue at our son's home and puttered in the garden.

Butterball is quite the celebrity in our son's neighborhood

I took the camera with me as I walked through the garden playing I spy...

I spy an Anaheim Pepper

I spy Serrano Chilies

I spy Bell Peppers

I spy potatoes flowering

and Butternut Squash

There's Romanesco ({Zucchini} Squash

and a teeny, tiny eggplant

The first of the tomatoes, of the Carmelo variety

There will be lots more tomatoes

I spy one itty, bitty green bean

Lots of chives for flavoring our favorite dishes

I'm not going to get too excited, but there are a few Galia melons, which is new for us this year.

There's promise of another good harvest of Satsuma Tangerines

and Grapefruit.

 There was also what remains of a half-eaten tomato.
That means the rats are back in town.
I'll need to start wrapping the tomatoes in tin foil before they start to ripen.
That's my trick and it has worked for several years now.

There was also a lot of sewing going on. 
But that's scheduled for another day.


heart of charnwood said...

Your garden almost looks good enough to eat! :o)

Annabella said...

Your garden looks in great shape and so do you! What's in the date night jug?

Lynz said...

Wow, look at your produce!! No wonder the rats love it!

Canadian Abroad said...

Eeeek! Rats!! Never knew about the tin foil trick. Glad you can deny the rats their feast but wouldn't it be lovely if they weren't there in the first place.

Susan Snooks said...

Eeeyuuuh! I was enjoying your post and photos until you mentioned rats! It's an amazing garden considering you have to cope with them varmints!

Dianne Neale said...

Everything is so much further on than us. it's cold and wet here! I never heard of wrapping tomatoes before! That's a time consuming job.

LuLu said...

Oh my, your garden is downright amazing! Wish I had a green thumb!

suemac said...

Sounds like you had a really relaxing weekend. I had a whirlwind tour of Maryland and Washington D.C. while I was visiting my son. Great seafood. The Lincoln Memorial is amazing.

Catherine said...

Oh I wish we had some sun to get my tomatoes going. The garden looks fantastic

the running hare said...

Oh I'm so jealous of your garden It has been a terrible year so far here in the UK and it's still cold and raining all the time. It's so bad I don't think I'm going to plant anything this year!

Katy Cameron said...

Ahh, time for my annual 'I'm totally jealous of the produce from your garden' comment!

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Oh you can grow melons! Sooo unfair xxx

Cindy Sharp said...

Sounds like a fantastic weekend.

Cindy said...

Oh wow your garden is just wonderful. I miss my PA garden - it was quite similar. It's too cold here to really grow such gorgeous veg...raspberries are about all I can harvest. They are delish, though :)

Cindy said...

Sounds like a fun weekend!

Vesuviusmama said...

I wish I could grow veggies like that! I try every year, and every year it's a flop. I'm going to try again this year with hopes that something makes it through to harvest time.