Flowers: 4.18.14

Friday, April 18, 2014

A quick trip around the yard with my clippers resulted in this casual bouquet composed of light and dark lilacs, raspberry foliage, and some unknown shrub foliage.

 The previous owners of our house deserve most of the credit because the only things I planted were the raspberries.

Spring Snapshots

Friday, April 11, 2014

I have been too busy to get out the real camera, so all you get today is phone snapshots.  The flower field is coming along.  We have the plastic rolled out but we need to get the irrigation hooked up before we can plant.  I am hoping to make some progress on that this weekend.  As you can see the greenhouse is full to overflowing with seedlings ready to more out into the sun.  We have had lovely weather and I wish I would have been a bit more prepared to take advantage of it.

Baby Tomatoes

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

 You are looking at summer-time bliss in plant form.

 I planted Sungold, Suncherry, Sunpeach and Sungreen cherry tomato varieties for Farmer's Market this year.  I can't wait to try the new Sungreens which I discovered here.

The list of all the other tomatoes I am growing "just for fun":
Early Girl
Cherokee Chocolate
Virginia Sweet
Bonny Best
Solar Flare
German Pink
Principe Borghese
Italian Paste

All together I have about 200 plants started but a good portion of those go to my sister and other friends and family.  It is possible that I got somewhat carried away when ordering seeds, but there are worse problems than too many tomatoes, right?