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a talev summer

Hellllooooooooooooooo. This guy watches over my tomatoes and scares away birds.

I bought a gallon of blackberries at a farmstand.


whoa now.

Today I made a parfait. Aside from this, the fanciest dessert I've ever made was brownies or cake from a box. I will tell you the layers.
Bottom: 3 dessert shells (like for strawberries and whipped cream)
2: vanilla pudding
3: homemade hazelnut flavored whipped cream
4: blackberries, blueberries, strawberries
5: whipped cream
6: 3 more dessert shells
7: pudding
8: whipped cream
Top: blackberries and bananas.
tikifreak got to eat some. :)

Melons! I am going to make a melon salad tomorrow.

Here are some of my tomato plants. They look sad because they are; they have whiteflies. I hope to fix that tomorrow or the next day.

A cherry tomato! I already picked the ripe ones today before I took pictures.

Another owl guy, this one is less functional than the scary realistic one.

These are pretty happy.

These are not sure about life. The two tall basils on top are GROSS. They taste like anise, which is disgusting. The tiny unpotted plant is a new, yummy basil I bought to replace the others. The happy plants on the middle shelf are lemon balm and mint. Surviving on the bottom is oregano and chive (on the far right)

James and I built this bed on Easter 2006, when Wilbur sliced his foot pad open and had to have stitches and a cone for weeks. I have 5 kinds of tomatoes down there.

I think as soon as I'm out of grape tomatoes, these guys will be ripe. I've been lucky like that this summer, I'm on my second cycle of everything ripening in perfect succession.

a baby!

We have a wussy crepe myrtle.

It only has measly blooms.

This entire underdeck area is little wild strawberries, but they're on a growing cycle. I wil try to remember to get a shot next time they're in berry.

Sorry the pictures are so big, but I think they look best this way.


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Jul. 20th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
Most of my houseplants got white flies. I don't know how to get rid of them. I put them outside and they got baked in the sun.

Most wild strawberries here taste like bird food ;). The wild blackberries in NC are pretty good though.
Jul. 20th, 2007 03:32 am (UTC)
i looked up some things to buy to get rid of them, one was neem oil. i don't remember the others but i have them written down.

yeah they aren't good to eat, but they are CUTE! the summer camp i went to when i was little, in vt, had wild raspberries and blackberries growing all over! it was great.
Jul. 20th, 2007 03:32 am (UTC)
photos aren't that big!

you have lovely plant stuff going on! i want plants!

that parfait looks heavenly. i want it. now.
banana desserts are my fav - and i LOVE blackberries
Jul. 20th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC)
very quickly, you have to cut the flowers off basil before it blooms or it ruins the flavor
Jul. 21st, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
the basil was disgusting when i bought it, so now i just let it do its thang.
Jul. 20th, 2007 08:18 am (UTC)
Oh I miss the country!
That looks yummy! I love blackberries.
The Satan Pigs (its in one of my posts) eyes are a lot creepy than that owls.
Jul. 20th, 2007 11:18 am (UTC)
This makes me want to have a garden! Lovely!
Jul. 20th, 2007 01:00 pm (UTC)
Those were the best blackberries that I've ever eaten. OMG, yum. Pick some up for me today if you remember? I'll pay you back tonight!

Also, that parfait was AWESOME. You've been hiding your skills!
Jul. 20th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
If you keep posting blackberry photos I will be forced to lick my computer screen. Those look amazing, I love blackberries the only thing that can top them is blueberries. Those for me is like dangling a carrot in front of a rabbit. YUM.
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