Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Don't get it !

Our resident Hummers have left us for the season.
Now they BLOOM ?
Cardinal Climbers...second year in a row these vines bloomed too late.
The only reason I grow them is for the Hummers !!

Pineapple Sage is still good for cooking....smells great.
I guess since the feeders are down these flowers are a good thing
for those travelers going south.

Another late bloomer.
Tiger Eyes

Someone told me you could grow flowering vines at the base of shrubs....
so I tried it. More green than flowers.

Monday, September 27, 2010

To Dry or not to Dry

What to do with a lot of tomatoes.
Well we'll try dehydrating them like a few years ago....the flavor is intense.
Can be frozen for winter.
Or eat them every night with cheese and crackers like I've been doing !

Doing some herbs also.
No reason to just let all of them die.
I just clean and lay on paper towels for a few weeks to dry.
Didn't time this right....Basil can be dried and still be a little green.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Glad I didn't throw them out

Almost pulled these cosmos out.
They found their way into my cardinal climbers I started from seed.
Glad I didn't do it !
Add much color to the yard and the butterflies love them.

Having trouble IDing this guy. Any help?

Monday, September 20, 2010

This last week of Summer

To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.
Anatole France
French novelist (1844 - 1924)

This last week of summer is filled with memories.
Anniversaries were lived again, but not all to celebrate.

Also what has been accomplished and some that haven't.
Yet, this still was a good year and I am happy for that even though
I haven't posted much...

...think the heat took some energy out of me.
Sure hope my creativity isn't creepin' away !

There's always tomorrow for dreams.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Favorite Heirlooms so far This Year

Very Good to Excellent in taste and good production.


Orange Oxheart

Cherokee Purple

Tyrell County

Jersey Giant

Shuntukski Velican

Old Fashioned Ridge


Granny Cantrel German

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Light no matter how simple
and even in our darkest moments
can bring comfort.