9.12.2008

In the Gardens of mah Sisters



After the balloon fest, thar' was time fer a quiet spell in mah sister's garden...




each wee path has a nestled whimsy...

























































balloons of a lesser god....












...an' then later we drove a piece to visit yet another sister what lives up yonder. We had lunch her her garden--not BBQ this time--but salat, not poke salat, but a lovely organic melange.
















similar whimsy here...reckon it's in the blood?



















This sis calls down birds, even hummingbirds come close enough to get a photo








this garden is a little wilder, just enough management to give discernible order, yet, free enough to permit catepillars to feast....











with happy results!
























no color nazi's here...purple is allowed.







Returned home and appraised mah own plot...the work ahead iffin' they's gonna be any fall flowers and vegetables...reckon how we cain't hep it: Our mama and grandmama was gardeners too. So I fired up the computer and ordered:

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K9 said...

oh i love those little yellow pear tomatoes. they are so beautiful. i am growing lettuce, broccoli (which ive never tried) cabbage and herbs. i might try some poppies too - its too hot here in the summer so i thought, why not? lovely photos. sounds like a good trip. why didnt you go up in a balloon? was it seeing that balloon collapse that did you in? grherha

The Troll said...

Genetic memory. You got the urge to grow things from the War and Reconstruction periods.

Dani said...

My daughter loves the yellow pear. I only got to try a couple, the rest were all hers. I guess this is better than patrolling the cookie jar.

Anonymous Boxer said...

It's literally as old as dirt, this desire to grow things. I get dizzy when I see my sweat drip into the ground when I'm working in the yard.

Our summers can be so fickle, it's hard to know what to grow, but my Brother-in-Law planted 10 different kinds of tomatoes this year and tomorrow is the harvest!

P.S. I love the word "whimsey".

Aunty Belle said...

Hey k9!

Youse tryin' broccoli? Wow, ambitious! I has been up in a balloon, Pup...Napa Valley thang fer tourists...we seen deer runnin' from the noise and the shadow of the balloon.

Troll, ya must be correct--why chile' I'se like Scarlett, I does grow sweet potatoes, but unlike that woman, I eats 'em still.

Dani? Why hey theah! Welcome to the Front Porch...them yaller pears tomatoes is like little jewels, ain't they? I almost never have enough to use in a recipe, cause we eat them like candy.

Anon Boxer-babe!! Sugar, I like whimsey too--especially when it is spelt correctly like YOU done. But ain't it fun t o have the unexpected elements when ya turn a corner in the garden?? I wanna full report of the tomato harvest!!!

Aunty Belle said...

HEy ya'll..I jes wanna alert ya to Dani's blog today--iffin' youse interested in gardens and chicks, go have a look!

**¤ ¤** said...

your sisters gardens are beautiful ..
and besides all that ..
i reckon one of the great things about florida gardening is such a long extended gardening season.
good luck with those tomatoes.
this year .. if i do any planting i'll just plant bulbs ..
a whole shi ... err/ i meant to say ton of 'em ..

Floridacracker said...

Purple is good.
That garden is great.

ThursdayNext said...

The shot of the catepillar is just wonderful...sisters' bonds grow as beautifully as they do into butterflies, dont they?

Anonymous Boxer said...

well, I didn't spell palate correctly over at Troll's. :-)

I typee too fast sometimes.

going to pick tomatoes today.

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Anonymous Fishy said...

You sure do get around in your interests! yep, those sisters of yours gots a bit of style to their gardening! It makes a nice family common denominator!

Speaking of those little yellow pear tomatoes...I have grown them without much trouble in big ol pots, but can't grow em well at all in the ground ! Few years back I grew some out in pots as a sort of garden divider between my walkway and a little walled garden,
problem was everytime the housekeeper came she stopped right alongside those little pear tomatoes and just stuffed her cheeks like a squirrel! Don't think a one of them ever made it into the kitchen!