Saturday, June 12, 2010

May I Introduce

The garden is movin' and shakin' which means I'm taking pictures, and freaking out my neighbors. They don't even pretend to understand me anymore. They just tell me that I'm weird, and I revel in it.

Here's the debutante dame. Planted 2 years ago, this is the first summer she's decided to stick out her bearded tongue and bloom.

And her companion is a backward homage to Georgia O'Keefe. Not a poppy, but a peony can stand in place I think. Right?

I launched a grand experiment this year and introduced a tomato plant into 6 of my 16 containers. Hoping for a bumper crop...

I always make room for the volunteers -- or rather -- they help themselves. They are back this season, just on the edge of the sidewalk chalk drawings.

Come back tomorrow and meet the Asters.


grandma GiGI said...

Our 3 glorious tomato plants are just barely standing there. No blossoms, nothing. It's always raining, snowing, blowing or hailing here, so what do I expect. You must have a green thumb!

Claudia said...

Beautiful. I love the peony (and the Georgia O'Keefe's Poppy is one of my favorite all-time paintings, and I think the peony is a good stand-in). I am envious of your garden space and sunlight that allows for flowers and vegetables. Happy growing!

Glenda said...

So why do my tomatoes look so frazzled...may be the barely above freezing temps, constant wind and incessant rain!

laurel said...

I don't think you are weird. I think it is wonderful down to every leaf, pedal and root!