Thursday, September 8, 2011

summer bounty

mr. man and our little miss planted
only one tomato plant this summer.  i don't
even think they got it into the ground until
july but boy did it multiply! 
we've harvested at least 24 tomatoes
from this baby and  most of them are bigger
than my fist with still more to come.
they are so beautiful and tasty to boot.
i love watching my husband and girls
taking joy in the harvest of our little garden
of zucchini, cucumbers, mint, basil,
sage, parsley, oregano & strawberries.
we are getting excited to pick the rest
of them so that we can start our fall garden.

not only did the mr. plow the earth this summer,
i was also able to get dirt under my nails
planting some of my favorite flowers.
little m got her annual butterfly garden going
and i started a new flower patch to enjoy
dahlias, gladiolas, foxgloves, delphinium and more.
it did better than i even expected and makes
me smile every time i go out the front door.

feeling blessed to have a yard and a garden
that provide many moments of beauty.

hope you're enjoying the beauty of summer's end.



Meems said...

just writing to tell you i dropped in!
love your garden!

Mama said...

Your flowers and veggies look sooo beautiful and delicious! I love the way you have brought the country feel to your home.....including chickens. If I didn't know any better, I would think you were on a farm or ranch....a loving, nurturing environment for raising your sweet & gorgeous family. Love, M

Lydia said...


ricebabies said...

We are city folk, and have just a patio, but we do try to garden, not so well, I must say. We did manage one little tomato. We were so excited when it was almost red, and then , the next day, it was gone. Racoon , I think.

I think that planting and growing things keeps us close to God, as he created and grew first. He allows us to join him in life to babies and plants.

Becky said...

loving those dahlias. We did zinnias this year and they grew beautifully, I think we'll try to add dahlias next time as those are so pretty as well.