Friday, June 13, 2008


I will not complain about the cool weather we've had. I love it. I am not a fan of 100+ degree weather. I'll take rainy over hot any day. But I was happy to see the weather nice enough to get some yard work done. My garden is doing great! I finally got a chance to get my tomato cage in (I really didn't realize that my tomato plant will end up about the size of me), a cage for my arugula, and get some weeding done. Here's a preview of my lettuce and broccoli.

Don't they look delicious already?

My lovely sister-in-law, Megan, brought me a bunch of flowers the other day, so I decided it was about time to pot them up. Of course, my trip to Home Depot to get potting soil, also resulted in a few extra flowers I just couldn't resist. I finished up 5 more pots yesterday and now my back patio is looking lovely.

Even the kids had a nice time outside.

Can you see how fat Sheba has gotten? It's an embarrassment to the family.

But my Solomon is beautiful as ever...


Kelly said...

Your flowers look great. Ours are going to be non-existent this year except for the pot you & Andrea gave me. No garden this year either which is going to kill us but oh well. I think we may go get a larger tomato plant or two and at least have a couple growing in a pot or something.
I like that you referred to Claire & the cat as your kids. :)

Amanda said...

The funny thing is I've been to other site before today but somehow missed the most recent post of you directing everyone here. I just saw the pic of Claire in Portland and thought you hadn't updated...I guess I should be a little more observant. Anyways, love the new blog and your garden looks so nice. We just got ours planted, I'm so excited!

Thanks again for opening your house up to us. I love your back yard it's so relaxing.

Princess Jessie Pants said...

Love your flowers. I have lots of flowers too (which reminds me, I still need to post a pic of Eric in our pond - pond is in the front flower the front door), & your garden looks fab! We aren't going to be around enough this summer to keep up a garden, so no veggie for me this year - but I do have strawberries & flowers! :)