It's tiny tomatoes on my heirloom Brandywine tomato plant that I purchased at the antique alley barn sale. After a weekend of rain, I went out and found these little beauties. I also saw these little yellow buds....
More tomatoes! These are on a Beefsteak Tomato. I also have a cherry tomato variety. My kids love going into the garden and picking them right off the vine and popping into their mouths. It's a nice treat in the hot summer sun.
Also in my garden I have planted mint (LOTS of mint of differnt varieties-spearmint, chocolate mint & pineapple mint), rosemary, cucumbers (2 differnt kinds), sunflowers, and peppers. I am also planning a few other things, but I have had little time to pay proper attention as I should.
Also growing strong...
Years ago, Big Daddy's precious Grandpa-who has a green thumb-planted this climbing rose for me. It is loaded with roses. I cannot help but think of dear Grandpa each time I see it. Grandpa just turned 94. He is in poor health of late. I wish he could see how these roses are blooming. He lives in Indiana, and I feel that we need to make a visit, as I worry time is running out. He says he is ready "to go home".
Speaking of things growing, I have been looking around the web for inspirational ideas for my outdoor garden. I am thinking twinkling lights in trees....so it looks like fireflies have lit it up.
I also found these sweet garden inspirational photos...
The nice koi pond flanks the rattan sitting area.
I love the twig furniture built into the bridge.
This next one is from Country Living. I imagine the three little pigs living here.
Check out this grouping of containers....
Arranging your containers in groups will give them far more impact than dotting them around a patio. Grouping pots of different heights together will increase the visual interest still further. Don't feel obliged to stick to traditional containers like pots and troughs. All sorts of objects can be re-purposed as containers, including wheelbarrows, buckets, sinks and chimney pots.
That's certainly some thrifty treasures for thought...ones that can be applied to your outdoor garden and living space. I will have to keep that in mind as I go thrifting. How is your garden growing? If you do a post on your garden, leave me a direct link. And in any case, leave me a comment-my roadmap to your place!
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