Sunday, August 31, 2014
Sunday, August 3, 2014
The incessant heat is driving me bonkers. I am looking toward fall, just one evening when I need to wear a hoodie seems a dream, never possible. I have begun to toil and shovel up the tons of gravel lining every edge of the lawn wheelbarrow full by wheelbarrow full at bit each day. We went to the botanical garden yesterday to see what is working at the end of summer in the intense heat. We finally have proudly become household members for the first time as well. The Bot. garden here is small, but neatly planned and I hope to see it grow. This time of year I miss the Chicago Botanical Gardens- oh what an Eden.
The lilac hedge lantern garden with head planter. For some reason I love the head planter.
The bicycle planter is in full swing. I think it is more vegetation than steel and rubber now.
The mulching project is still moving on and we finally got the second tomato pergola set up.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
I got these seeds from Baker Creek Rare Seeds, but no longer see this variety on the website. My seed packets are long packed away for next winter. From what I remember it is a German wandering tomato. It is multi-lobed like a bunch of fused cherry tomatoes. This one seems a little small, but is much firmer than the first one I picked. I'm waiting for Kyle to get home to try it.
stem end, strange, but not crazy
blossom end, crazy