Saturday, July 14, 2012

Lookie Here!.. AND.. a Giveaway!

Look what is gracing my tomato barrel this season!
Each year I dream of lovely jumbo tomatoes but more often than not
the largest is only about two inches across. 
This year however, I super mulched the soil and started using an organic
fertilizer and Viola, 4 inch Maters! The tomato plants are so heavy with fruit that I've had to
add several more stakes to tie up all the red deliciousness!

I put in this back sitting area about 10 or 12 years ago,
but  over the years the big Australia River Wattle tree roots  had
lifted up the bricks and has shaded so much of the area that it needed a redo.
I pulled up all of the bricks, (what a job!) worked myself nearly to death hacking out the surface roots,
 then reset the bricks and pea gravel.
 I then added the raised area
for the old glider to sit on and a railroad tie step.
I took out the small raised pond that was there because the raccoons kept
getting in there and tearing up the lovely water plants. Silly monkeys! 
The waterfall in the corner was
replanted and I'm really pleased with the new look. 
What do you think?
The chairs are facing the wooden aviary with finches and song birds
and the whole space seems so much bigger. Ahhh.

Our weather has been fairly cool most of the year so I 
still have several 2011 pumpkins hanging on throughout the garden.
These two on the front porch still look just picked!
Will they make it till Halloween 2012?

This original design "Scardey Cat" ornament is looking over his shoulder
towards the Ehag Giveaway! Coming Soon!
Be sure to put your name in for a chance at this and several other fun 
pieces from our Ehag artists!

1 comment:

Lisa J. Ammerman said...

I'm impressed with your big tomato! Our are running really late this year, and there is no sign of red on the vines yet. Also, your sitting area is lovely!