The Resting Garden

The garden has been resting for the past couple of weeks. Once we pulled out the summer veggies that gave up in the crazy heat, it needed to take a breather and regroup. Just like me. This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my Disclosure statement here for more info. Using most of…

Wordless Wednesday: Amaryllis Blooms!

Thank you, Longfield Gardens, for this gift of blooms!!! 

Our First Fall Tomato

When we went out to move the trash cans to the street for pick up, we discovered that our first fall tomato was ready! Woohoo!! We had hints of it yesterday when the Wonder Kids were out playing baseball in the front yard. This morning, I declared it ripe enough to pick. Looks like we’ll…

Friday at the Beach

Last Friday, we decided to take a beach walk. It was a very relaxing way to end a chaotic week. Since we’re back to another Friday, I thought you’d like a peek at one of our favorite beaches. These pictures are from Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, one of our islands in these Golden Isles…

In Bloom

This is my 7th contribution to the Grow Write Guild, “In Bloom”.   My garden is currently blooming with tomato, squash, and melon flowers.  Holding its’ head up high above them is a lovely sunflower.  I love sunflowers.  Each year I try to plant as many as I can.  This year, I planted 2 in…

Slow Week

It’s been a slow week in the garden.  It’s been really hot, really humid, and I’ve been really tired.  Plus, we’ve been watching Irene in hopes she didn’t get too big and didn’t come here.  1 out of 2 isn’t bad for us locally.  While not much was happening in the garden, some of the…

Gardening is Dangerous

Girl Wonder #1 and I ventured into the garden Friday morning to weed, spot water, and see what might be harvestable.  Not much was happening but I was able to pull out another no-longer-producing tomato plant.  Whilst rearranging the buckets, I had my first substantial gardening injury.  As I moved the bucket, one of the…

Raining on My Tomato Parade

We had a nice rain yesterday afternoon.  It was one of our summer afternoon storms.  The Wonder Kids enjoyed it because it didn’t thunder or lightening, it just rained.  And made great puddles.  When the 30 minute drenching was over, we went to play outside in the puddles.  It was so nice to have the…

Well, Would You Look At That…

While watering the garden this weekend with Girl Wonder #1, we found peppers and tomatoes growing still.  Both veggies are getting plump but still small.  It was so nice to see.  Although to be honest, my mind is ready and planning the fall garden and my one-track-of-OCD mind is ready to rip everything out so…

Bucket Prep

When the evening sea breeze started, we hauled the Wonder Kids outside to burn off some cabin fever.  With the temps hovering at 100 degrees every day and the heat index over 110, we stay inside from late morning til late afternoon/early evening.  While the kids terrorized the yard with putt putt clubs and the…