Wednesday, May 6, 2015

NATURE'S BOUNTY IN AZ.................

My friend, Lainey, is one heck of a gardner!!!  She had to leave town unexpectedly this week to drive to Wyoming; before she left she told me to go pick tomatoes as she didn't want the birds to get all of them.  So......I did!!

The lemons are ours from our tree out back.  We have been harvesting them for months.  LOL LOL

Anyway, I make tons of homemade salsa so these tomatoes are going to be used for this as well as some homemade spaghetti sauce.

I'm only growing a few herbs and some easy veggies in our garden out back...since I seem to be a little intimidated to grow REAL VEGETABLES as I call them.  

Mint, basil and oregano

But.....visiting her garden today inspired me to buy one tomato plant and some cilantro.  I don't know if it is too late to plant the tomato but I'm going to plop it in with my flowers and see what happens.

I'll keep you posted!




  1. Now that's what I call a good friend! If you can grow flowers, you can grow tomatoes. Just make sure to be consistent in your watering. Tomatoes can't handle stress too well. Ha! Have a nice evening!


  2. I SO want to be a gardener! My lemon crop after several years has been exactly as good as yours - still trying...

  3. I grow things just as good as I decorate. Jim used to grow some tomatoes but he wouldn't even let me look at them for fear they would die.

  4. Tomatoes and lemons already . . . *sob* it snowed here this morning.

  5. Hi Jo
    There is nothing better than growing your own vegies.

  6. That is a beautiful bounty indeed, dear Jo!
    Wishing you the best of luck with the veggies...
    And those lemon blossoms must smell amazing...
    ~ Irina

  7. My Tomatoes have done very well here in AZ... especially the Husky Cherry variety... some even looked near death but still produced a Harvest that was amazing given how frail the plants appeared! I've found that putting them in containers and moving them around under partial shade made them happier when the fierce heat comes. Right now I'm also trying my first Cucumbers... they seem to require a lot of water and wilt terribly when they're not happy, but so far they're growing like weeds, so I'm encouraged! Good Luck with your Victory Garden... Dawn... The Bohemian


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