Sunday, June 1, 2014

Garden tour.....

I put a sign up at the mailbox offering behind the scenes garden tours today at noon. I had no takers, hard to imagine but it is there lost. I decided to take a walk and visit the garden myself.  What do we have hear? Looks like the trees are growing well. This one is my plum tree. 
Next stop, the wildflower seeds. We planted these seeds about a month ago. I am hoping for abundant wildflowers, right now they look like weeds. 
Time to visit the tomatoes. They look good, I can't wait for them to be ready to eat. Should I have a basil, tomato, mozzarella salad or a BLT?  Why not both.  Hmmm, I need to get some basil ASAP. 
This one could use some help. It's a green zebra tomato. I really like the name I better supervise my roommates watering schedule to make sure this one gets healthier soon. I lost two tomatoes on my watch last year, it was a sad day to be a garden supervisor. 
Final stop on my garden tour, the roses. I don't know how they do so well. I never have my roommates water them, they only clip them back in March. I guess it's a mystery to be solved another day.


  1. The garden is looking great! Jerry spent a lot of time carefully investigating your photos!

  2. Thanks we are beary excited about getting some produce from our garden. I need to get my roommates to take me to the store to get some basil today now that the weather is getting warmer. I find it funny that the plants my roommates do nothing to (i.e. the roses) do the best. Once the wild flowers bloom I will send some new shots I feel they look like weeds right now.

    I hope your garden is starting to bloom.

    1. At the end of the summer, Jerry harvests all the basil, puts it into a blender with some water, mixes it briefly, then pours it into ice cube trays, freezes it, and stores in zip lock bags. It's really good to add a cube to soup, pasta sauce, etc.

    2. Wow that is a beary *cool* idea! :)

    3. We did that last year and haven't used it yet :(

      I think I am going to convince my roommates to make Pesto and freeze it this year.

      I just supervised two basil plants from Trader Joe's going into the garden this evening.

  3. It seems like your garden is well taken care of. Your plum trees look healthy and green! Anyway, I think you still have some extra space in your garden. Have you thought about adding some plants or any kind of ornamental plants? It will surely look even more beautiful to see other colors in there. Keep us posted!

    Gwendolyn Reyes @ Tapestry Landscape