Monday, April 06, 2009

The Amateur Gardener

Seems that most of our long distance friends and family live in areas where winter hasn't gotten the message that it's time to move on. And then there's us. We don't have the scenery that most of you have, but I have to say our weather's hard to beat sometimes. (Wednesday's high is expected to be 92.) My plants, the very few I have, started coming up several weeks ago and survived a couple of mild freezes along the way. This Salvia plant comes back bigger and better each year.

The Rose of Sharon in front of the guest house is not much to look at right now, but it just came out of nowhere last year...those quirky acts of nature are usually my favorite. Kind of like last year when a Morning Glory vine started growing up through the rotted seat of an old wooden chair.

And I think this is the first time I've ever planted tomatoes. I bought two different varieties just to see how each one does. I placed them on the scorching hot west side of the house. I eat some version of tomatoes almost every day, so I don't see these going to waste. We'll have salsa all summer long!


DeeBee said...

You are right. Your weather is very hard to beat.

Brandi said...

You are so adorable! I want tomatoes!!! If you have any extras you know where to bring 'em! :) I've been missing you at the softball games this season! Did you two retire from everything in general or what? We miss you!!!

her said...

92 degrees already? Yikes! I must admit I am jealous you already have flowers, but I hope we don't see 92 degrees for a few more months.

naomi said... have such a green thumb..i'll pay you to come over and help me :-)