Friday, May 14, 2010

Fruits of My Labor

I would like to remind you to sign up for my giveaway, if you haven't yet. Today is the last day! Click on the button on the right side bar to enter. I decided to link with Finding Beauty, which is hosted by Claudia at and Fertilizer Friday, which is being hosted by Glenda at
I love working in the yard because everyday, I see new blooms and new life. Every plant in the garden is looking very healthy. I think it is because this is the longest summer that I have been home so I am able to water the plants regularly. I water them in the morning and late afternoon.
We have a lot of potted plants on the pool deck. I think this is John's favorite. I like it too! Look how tall the ornamental cabbage is!
I think this is an Asian iris. My friend dug it out when pool men were digging out for the pool, and planted it in a pot. It has really grown since.
Our day lilies came back from last year and are blooming now. We have orange, red and yellows.

This is the veggie garden after I planted some herbs, tomatoes and peppers. The rosemarie's been there since last year. It lived through the winter time.
Look at it now!
I went around today taking pictures of the tomatoes and there are a lot of them though not quite red yet.
Aren't those tomatoes just beautiful? I hope they get ripe before my grandkids and Janie visit at the end of the month. I think the kids will have a lot of fun picking them and Janie, I and hubbies can eat fresh tomatoes. These are cajun tomatoes.

Cherry tomatoes.

Do you see how big the grape vine has grown since I last posted it?

And lots of tiny grapes are all over it.
I hope you enjoyed seeing a little part of the garden. BTW, I found a "My Secret Garden" sign. I had it custom made by Paula at You should go check out her Etsy shop. She is very creative and so talented! I can't wait to get and hang it on my secret garden's retaining wall. Thank you all for your visit.
And thanks to our lovely hostesses, Glenda and Claudia, for hosting these 2 fun events! Go over and visit them and their participants to see more.


Sandy said...

I love your garden, so much varity. The vegetables are coming along nicely. Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

Your garden is looking great, Christine! So nice to have tomatoes on the vine and love the Vine-ripened tomatoes sign! The iris and lilies are pretty too and I love the container you showed by the pool in your first photo. Great garden and pics!

Anonymous said...

Wow, the tomatoes look great. You have lots of beautiful plants to feast my eyes on.

kim said...

Christine, look at your garden grow. I will take any extra tomatoes off your hands!!

Helen said...

Your gardening skills overwhelm me. Just so many different colors and textures to look at. The beautiful blue of the pool contrasts perfectly. I LOVE tomatoes.... I lived on them through four pregnancies!

noel said...


i love your spring blooms especially the lillies, beautiful! those tomatoes look delicious!

thanks for sharing this today.

sewingseeds4U said...

Your garden is absoluletly beautiful...your tomato plants are so healthy looking...and your containers are gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

Angel said...

Wow!! Can't believe how many things you have in bloom right now! Everthing looks so Wonderful! Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend!

Just Breathe said...

I always love seeing pictures of your gardens. Wow, those tomatoes look wonderful. Have a nice weekend.

Suesue said...

Your gardens and flowers are lovely Christine! I've never heard of Cajun tomatoes before. You'll be enjoying them this summer, I can tell.

By the way, here's wishing you a belated Happy Birthday! Take care and I'll be around again soon.


Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Look at all this yummy-ness!! Such beauty in nature!

Thank you so much for joining us.


siteseer said...

tomatoes so early!? beautiful flowers.

Laura said...

Your tomatoes look amazing.
I have my first crop-
I am learning by mistakes.
Live and learn I guess.
I linked to FF too.
Come by,

Maureen said...

How exciting to be seeing fruits and veggies so early. I'm still about 10 days away from even putting them in the ground.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh No! Now there's something else I want to come steal at your house - fresh tomatoes. Yum! It looks like you are going to have a lot of them. Your gardens look so nice, but I really want someo f those tomatoes! laurie

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