Monday, September 15, 2008

Verano de Farwell

I am feeling homesick for summer already, and so took some pictures of our garden today so that I can look back and sigh, whenever I feel like it.

Back in March, Liv and I decided we wanted to grow some tomatoes and cilantro. So....having a husband and daddy who is incredibly generous and handy around the house, we went to Brian with our request for an 8X8 raised planter area. Not only was Brian equally enthusiastic about our green venture, he was apparently more so, since the 8X8 area actually became a 16X20 garden area.

Regardless of what you may think, it was NOT his attempt to mow less grass...he was just being very generous as always. really.

Right now we have an abundance of tomatoes and zucchini (finally) and peppers (yay!) But perhaps the most exciting find of all, while walking through the garden last Saturday, was my pet project of cross-pollinating the watermelon to create a seedless! I am so excited to see that it has finally started growing.

Isn't it cute?

The girls also got to have little garden spaces. Holland wanted a little space for her own: a bench and a "wall" of beans and a rock pathway, strawberries, and lots and lots of flowers. So...Holland's garden is a little full right now. :o)

Liv wanted lots of space to dig, (She can thank her Gramma Jan for this trait), and lots of veggies to pick. So in her space she has rocks, and a moss turtle, and strawberries and carrots and onions.

They both have had fun with our pumpkins and our sunflowers brought gasps from the girls every time they went outside. They were huge! I'm talkin' County Fair huge! are some glimpses:

Verano de Farwell!


R said...

Beautiful!!! I am impressed! I can't grow a darn thing over here in this clay!

But I can't grow a darn thing anyway. I am me.

Sharon said...

I feel the same about summer:-)
Thank you for the pictures! Now I have a place to go too :-)
Miss ya all!!!


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