Tomatoes! The garden continues to be the most prolific I’ve ever had. I am amazed at how well the new location is for them, lots of sun means lots of tomatoes.
Clusters of cherry size tomatoes are all over these vines.
The Cherokee Purple vine has three fat ones in the process of getting ripe. I threaded the vine onto the veranda railing to keep it from cascading down the backside of the planter where I can’t reach.
Heirloom variety tomatoes are growing too, these make larger ones with lots of flavor.
Last weekend I talked about how I have so many tomatoes that I have given away little containers of them to my friends. I have a lot of ways to use this bounty for the ones I keep to eat. See my post on End of the Garden Tomatoes for details on how I roast/dry the tomatoes and combine with fresh garden herbs for a fresh tomato sauce great for pizza and stuffing chicken breasts.
Make an avocado caprese salad, recipe on my post An Abundance of Tomatoes, along with a bunch more ideas for using up the garden bounty, including my Tomato Pie, one dish Italian meal and grilled bacon wrapped cherry tomatoes.
A red bellied woodpecker stopped by for a meal. He likes the seeds, and leaves the tomatoes for me.
On the newly blooming daisy, a pretty little moth was taking advantage of the pollen.
The verbena exploded with more blooms this week, maybe it likes the cooler nights.
Lovely purple variegated blooms that the hummingbird likes keep the little bird visiting regularly.
The toad lily is blooming its heart out. These little lovelies are all over the largest plant.
Spotted blooms cascade down long stems, all three plants have some.
This is the largest of the three toad lilies purchased at Bullington Gardens this past spring.
The one near the front door is full of buds and will be blooming like the one above soon.
The geranium is still going too. I trimmed these guys up about a month ago, put some cuttings in soil to root, and the main plant is blooming again.
I am hoping the cuttings do well. Three have some new leaves, so there may be more pots of geraniums next year if I can coax them through the winter again.
I am off to the fair this evening, participating in the Tomato cooking contest. The recipe is a secret until the competition is over, but I’ll share it with you soon.
What is going on in your garden?