I got home late from work. Our company has moved to a new office and I am working late every night doing extra tasks associated with the move. Tonight I didn't get home until almost 8:30, but it was still light outside so I went out and sat on the low brick wall and looked out over my garden.
It is looking good. The zinnias are opening at a record pace and they are so lovely. God definitely loves color. He sure makes those zinnias the most lovely shades of orange, pink and yellow. I love to drink in the colors with my eyes. I am happy that this year I put in a wide variety of flowers with the zinnias, impatiens, salvia, forget me nots, flocks and pentas. Everything seems very happy although I am learning to plant some of the low plants out away from the tall ones that shade them. Leftovers from last year are the Mexican heather, the dead nettle and a couple chrysanthemums. Oh and the hot pink geranium I nursed through the winter on the dining room table. The butterfly bush is doing well too.
The tomatoes are okay, although they seem like they should be getting some new fruit. The same 13 tomatoes have been hanging on since mid-July, and no new ones have set on. The fruit that's there looks good, at least to a novice like me. I keep hoping for the gargantuan tomatoes that the plant labels promised... but right now they look like the size of most grocery store varieties. Hopefully they will keep getting bigger. And someday they'll be red and ripe!
Aug 7, 2009 | 1:25 AM PST
It sounds lovely. What a riot of color. That's what I like. The old cottage garden look! I'm still waiting on the zinnias, but I planted them really late. I'm glad that you took the time, no matter how tired you were, to go outside and drink in all the beauty!
Aug 7, 2009 | 8:37 AM PST
Your zinnias sound just wonderful, what a great way to end a long busy day, relaxing with nature. I hope your tomatoes grow up to be giants, and you get more than just 13. Have a great weekend!
Aug 7, 2009 | 9:44 AM PST
Yes a feast for the eyes, calming green leaves, the earthy scent of all the mixed fragrances is worth every minate you can spend with it all. May God bless your tomato patch as well.
Aug 14, 2009 | 8:11 AM PST
The same thing is happening to my grandparents tomato's. You might not want to take advice from a 11 year old boy but if you arn't pinching of the suckers, thats why they probably arn't ripening. In case you don't know a sucker is a branch growing between two other branches.If your not sure I'm right you can trust me I ust checked my veggie book. Or another problem is you may not be weeding the patch.