Sunday, July 20, 2008

How does YOUR garden grow?

I love, love summer vegetables: corn, tomatoes, even endless amounts of zucchini. Unfortunately, in the blessed chaos of moving, a garden just didn't get put in for this year. I think I've got a coveting issue to resolve when it comes to friends' gardens.
We were pleasantly surprised, however, to see grape vines in the backyard the first time we looked at our house. And we were even more surprised when we returned just a few weeks later to see that they had grown like crazy from woody stubs to full, out of control vines. So, even though we're lacking in some of my favorites, I can report that we 'harvested' our first bunch of grapes yesterday. Don't they look delicious?

Our yard just continues to amaze us. Oh sure, we've got crab grass and weeds. In fact, the whole place was suffering a bit when we first moved in. But after some adjustments with the sprinklers and drip system, I think we got most things back among the living. Since then it's been so fun to watch what the middle of a hot, smoky, California summer.

A few days ago I just couldn't help but take the camera and capture just a few shots of what's growing. If this is what it's like in the middle of summer, I can't wait to see what blooms in the spring!

p.s. To any of our 'local' friends who are looking for a good home for some of your garden produce, I'm willing to swap cookies, brownies, even a cake for some home grown goodies!


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Ellen said...

Your flowers look so pretty. I really like the pink one. Those grapes look really delicious.

Patti said...

Your grapes look so yummy!! It is fun to move into your first home and see all what the yard has to offer.our first home we moved into in the winter so when spring came I was so surprised to see pretty yellow flowers in my front flower bed. each spring I looked forward to seeing them bloom.

Aly said...

I love to garden as well. Boxen taught me to love it (miss him). I can't wait to move into our house so I can plant a garden next season. Those grapes look so yummy! I almost licked my screen ;)

Kris said...

Can't wait to see the place!

And when you say you're "harvesting" your grapes, I hope you're not making wine!

We noticed that we have strawberry and raspberry bushes in our backyard too, always an adventure when moving!