"I'm not really a career person.I'm a gardener,basically.".....George Harrison

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Veggies,Flowers,Critters and Vacation

There has been a flurry of activity around the GreatWall,this past week.In spite of our on going drought and heat,everything has decided to bloom or ripen.
The mini pineapple is the one that grew in spite this past winter's freezes.It never really grew into any appreciable size,but still it grew!The rest of the veggies went into a large salad,for dinner last night.Along with ribeye steaks on the grill.But I digress.
This has been our best year for lettuce,tomatoes,onions and cucumbers that we can remember.We're not sure if it is because we were forced into container gardening,or what .....
Along with the veggie garden,all the flowers are blooming,too.
Jon's rose garden is beautiful and so fragrant,this year.We're wondering if it is the heat and drought?Whatever it is,the roses are abundant this year.
This is my favorite of the roses.It reminds me of an old fashioned type rose my mother used to grow.It has a very soft,pretty scent.
The daylilies are the best they have been in a long,long time.
And this morning,the critters were out in abundance!
Dragon flies,bees,and butterflies.Oh my!

And,one of the contraband plumeria cutting has set buds!I have always been told that it takes two years for a cutting to produce blooms,but this seems determined to bloom.I'm not sure if it's set real buds,or just an inflo.Time will tell. Hopefully,it will be a real bud.
We're finding all this activity,in the garden,kind of ironic.As we're getting ready for our semi-annual journey to the land of fishing,shelling,gentle waves lapping on the beach,and good times with good friends.We also have plans to visit the Native Plant Nursery at SCCF.
Yep!The GreatWall is going on vacation!
We have enlisted Erich,the Younger,to come by,everyday,and check on the GreatWall,and harvest the veggies(I'm sure he'll put them to good use) and water anything in need of watering.
Sooo,it is now time to trade the trowel and gardening gloves for suntan lotion,fishing poles,and a shell bag...........
If we don't respond to your comments,it's because we're on a beach somewhere.
We're outta here.............................
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12 comments:

Gayle said...

Your flowers are so beautiful, and the vegetables of such great size. You two are quite the gardeners. I could use some lessons!

Tricia said...

Very pretty photos! The flowers are beautiful!

Meems said...

Oh, Chris, I'm trying not to be jealous of the two weeks away. But you deserve the vacation and glad you have a child willing to stop by to look after things. Your veggies and flowers look fabulous... every living thing is flowing out of its boundaries these days. You probably won't recognize your garden upon your return! Be safe- have fun. (I enjoyed that nursery when we were there but they are pretty high priced)
Meems

Kilauea Poetry said...

What a nice variety of pic's..I feel guilty for not having any vegies in yet! Just gorgeous!

ROSIDAH said...

Oh my goodness, you have a very great wall! How lovely to harvest from your own garden and see the beauty everyday. Have a nice week :)

Jeri said...

I know how much work it takes to produce all those veggies and gorgeous flowers - it will be a well earned vacation - have fun!!

VALKYRIEN said...

Hmm...I would have loved to taste those fruits and vegetables! I have only tried tomatoes and cucumber myself - and they taste so much better then the ones you buy!

And your flowers are so pretty!

Sherry said...

Lovely flowers. Hope you have a great vacation! :)

Denise said...

This is a wonderful variety of photos, enjoyed them all. Thank you very much for sharing. Have a great week.

Tulip said...

beautiful flowers. happy weekdays.

Regina said...

Pretty flowers. Nice shots.

Minie said...

beautiful series of roses flowers.

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