Saturday, July 05, 2008

July 4th was a treat for me. I spent a lot of the day working in the garden, trimming, pulling out old dried up plants, and sunning myself. No fibery endeavors until the evening when I did a bit of knitting. I was so ecstatic to see that we had actually gotten a decent crop of red flame grapes this year. This is so cool! Here's my grape arbor by the pool.

Lots of bunches of grapes hanging and almost ready to be harvested.

And voila!! my best crop of grapes ever. The concord grapes are not ready to be picked, but they are getting there.

And our Meyer lemon is getting lots of fruit. We've got about four other dwarf citrus that should be fruiting in the next couple of months.
And the Fuji apple tree actually has apples on it. Now let's see if they get bigger than walnuts this year.

Here's my herb and tomato garden. Sage, thyme, mint, basil, oregano.

Many, many tomatoes ripe and many on the way. It always seems like they get ripe all at once. I'm making lots of homemade salsa and pasta sauce.

And lastly, green onions gone to seed, although we had some last night in our dinner and they were quite good.

What a joy it is to have a garden and be able to just step out and clip herbs and veggies. I feel very lucky.


Steph said...

Your garden is lovely!

annmarie said...

what a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! :)