Wednesday, July 20, 2011
an image of a flower, a snail, and a bird…   i didn’t see the snail when i picked this ‘black forest’ calla.  in fact i didn’t even notice it until after several photos.  what do you see? 

an image of a flower, a snail, and a bird…   i didn’t see the snail when i picked this ‘black forest’ calla.  in fact i didn’t even notice it until after several photos.  what do you see? 

Friday, July 1, 2011
Glowing Seed Pods of Indian Blanketflower.

Glowing Seed Pods of Indian Blanketflower.

Friday, June 17, 2011
these are flowers i picked for david’s mom.  since i’ve only been to my house twice in the last month, i decided to pick the flowers so someone i knew could enjoy them besides my neighbor.  i knew bud couldn’t have flowers in the critical care unit, but thought kathy might enjoy them.  really I wanted her to know i was thinking about her and care about her and her well being with everything happening to bud. i kinda splurged on the calla lily tubers.  they are called ‘black forest’.  those were the flowers i was most excited for and the green star gladioli.  they were both really disappointing. regarding color, the photos were deceptive.  although i was expecting a black lily, the spathes were gorgeous on their own.  the pink/purple clematis my mom gave me last year bore one last flower for the spring and the last of the blue but technically purple bachelor’s button made the other colors pop.  and just for a green canvas, i picked a couple cabbage and kale leaves the moths hadn’t munched yet on. 

these are flowers i picked for david’s mom.  since i’ve only been to my house twice in the last month, i decided to pick the flowers so someone i knew could enjoy them besides my neighbor.  i knew bud couldn’t have flowers in the critical care unit, but thought kathy might enjoy them.  really I wanted her to know i was thinking about her and care about her and her well being with everything happening to bud. i kinda splurged on the calla lily tubers.  they are called ‘black forest’.  those were the flowers i was most excited for and the green star gladioli.  they were both really disappointing. regarding color, the photos were deceptive.  although i was expecting a black lily, the spathes were gorgeous on their own.  the pink/purple clematis my mom gave me last year bore one last flower for the spring and the last of the blue but technically purple bachelor’s button made the other colors pop.  and just for a green canvas, i picked a couple cabbage and kale leaves the moths hadn’t munched yet on. 

spathe o’lily

spathe o’lily

Monday, June 6, 2011
Heirloom and Hybrid Tomatoes

So these are the first of the tomatoes that have actually made it out of the garden and into the house.  I’ve already sampled a couple of the yellow Tumbling Toms and a red Tumbling Tom.  So what you see are two Green Zebras and the Tumbling Toms-one of each color. The thing about the Green Zebras is I can’t really tell when they’re ripe.  It’s easier now since I’ve started to see the older one develop the zebra markings in yellow and green as oppose to the tonal greens in the younger tomato.  I suppose I could have just googled Green Zebra, but well I didn’t.  I can’t wait to taste them. Dave n I will have a taste test and I will report back.

Heirloom and Hybrid Tomatoes

So these are the first of the tomatoes that have actually made it out of the garden and into the house. I’ve already sampled a couple of the yellow Tumbling Toms and a red Tumbling Tom. So what you see are two Green Zebras and the Tumbling Toms-one of each color. The thing about the Green Zebras is I can’t really tell when they’re ripe. It’s easier now since I’ve started to see the older one develop the zebra markings in yellow and green as oppose to the tonal greens in the younger tomato. I suppose I could have just googled Green Zebra, but well I didn’t. I can’t wait to taste them. Dave n I will have a taste test and I will report back.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Spring flowers in bloom from Wildseed Farms planted in the original front yard garden at the Smoke Glass house.

Spring flowers in bloom from Wildseed Farms planted in the original front yard garden at the Smoke Glass house.

Sunday, May 29, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
A bee dines on Echinacea purpurea 'Bravado.'   This is the second year I've grown this.  It seems to be the same as the purple coneflowers my mom used to grow.  

A bee dines on Echinacea purpurea 'Bravado.'   This is the second year I've grown this.  It seems to be the same as the purple coneflowers my mom used to grow.