Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Halloween Tomato????

Hello everyone - my garden has just gone nuts... Indian summer just ended, and it rained for the first time since last May - (remember I live in the California Bay area, where it doesn't rain all summer)... and the evenings turned cool enough to need a blanket  quilt.    So now our outside plants have gone berserk:  These are my two-year old petunias - trimmed back for the winter, but still blooming away.

And this red plant is finally blooming again after a nasty run-in with golden aphids..................

 And - - oh - - look - OUR FIRST TOMATO OF THE SEASON - - YES, REALLY.  This poor tomato plant languished all summer, and NOW it grows a tomato...  Wouldn't it be a kick if it ripened????  Oh well, we will see... I do love a homegrown tomato, but not usually in November...
nuts, nuts.   I will return to my sewing machine where I am quilting a simple crosshatch on a charity quilt... it's lovely , though, and quite fun to quilt.  I love the way it begins my feeling like this big loose thing, and a bit later it starts feeling like a single unit, as the layers start to be connected...

Kate

1 comment:

Pattilou said...

I can't believe you've kept a petunia going for two years! After the severe rainstorm yesterday, mine look beaten. No worries though, a frost will soon come and kill all! Got hubby to pull the beets and I've given some away already. Not in the mood to can anymore! Tomatoes from the garden in November--amazing! It'll be fun watching to see what happens.

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