Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wordless Wednesday ~ Winter





























24 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW, and yet the grocery still gets piles of our money each week.

Dani said...

What the hell was I thinking planting 37 tomato plants?

Dani said...

John, that's only when we send you. ;)

Buzz Kill said...

You certainly have a green thumb. I'm loving the basil. Is that Shamu's? And what's the purplish plants next to it? I'm so looking forward to spring and winter is just starting.

Erin said...

Dani, gorgeous pictures, as always! You give me that "fix" I need until the seed catalogs get here!

Boxer said...

Wow, Winter is a whole lot different in your part of the world. I'd be showing the ice on the windshield this morning and running from the rain.

Bwahahah to 37 tomato plants. That equals, 1100 tomatoes, right?

Dani said...

Buzz, the purple plant is an opal basil. I got it as a freebie seed from rare seeds.com. One of my favorite places to order from.

Shamy sent me a clipping from her Old Faithful Sage. Mine is doing real good now out in the garden. Even snipped off another cutting and that one seems to be rooting up well too.

I really don't know how y'all deal with the long winters. Seems like you guys just start to get warm and then it's cold again.

If you ever see anything in my garden that you might want seeds from let me know. :)

Erin, I just got my pinetree garden and seed savers catalog in the mail last week! HAPPY TIMES!

Anonymous said...

Your basils are really healthy. What is the name of the purple? I'm looking for Indian Basil, and I think it's one of the dark ones.
I should be getting my Scheepers Kitchen Garden soon. I want to try some window sill greens. All your other veggies look great. I highly recommend your birthday fertilizers. Love you honey
Mom

Floridacracker said...

Girl, you have a SERIOUS green thumb!

Fantastic!!

Dani said...

Boxer, I know I shouldn't be laughing, but I am. ;)

Santa better be bringing me a pressure canner! Maybe an elf too. I'll put his little butt to work on all those maters.

Dani said...

Elizabeth is kicking me off my computer, so I'll have to get back to everyone later. :)

threecollie said...

Your garden surely makes me smile...as do Ollie and Elizabeth. Wonderful photos, thank you.
I love the elf idea! I am going to ask for one for Christmas!

Granny Annie said...

I am so very jealous of your garden. We have absolutely no produce left to harvest. Well, we do have fresh eggs to collect!

I'm waiting for the day you post a picture of Ollie covered in mud. You know it's going to happen!

Big Shamu said...

That's right, rub it in. Just do us winter sufferers a favor, keep posting beautiful pictures of not winter. You will be helping us out a lot.

Good to hear Son of Old Faithful is thriving in his new life. Let's hope Ollie doesn't start adding sage to his shredded underwear salads.

Sandcastle Momma said...

Your talent for growing things is inspiring! And your photos are making me hungry LOL

Dani said...

ThreeC, I wonder if it would be asking too much if we request a handsome little elf? ;)

Granny Annie, Ollie gets a bath every Sunday. And even then it's not enough! He's a little dirt magnet!

Sham, I don't have a pair left that doesn't have holes in it!

And I laughed when 3C called her dog an underwear shark! Bad me.lol

ScMomma, so whatcha' cooking us? :)

Darla said...

that's very impressive!

LaDivaCucina said...

Everything looks perfect and as I was going down the line of photos I was thinking to myself how I'd prepare each item!! haha!

"Fennel, mmm, yes, baked with tomatoes and fish and oooh, purple basil, how about a nice Thai stir fry with that?!" I bet you must get so inspired! YUM!

Ok, making the five hour drive NOW to get tomatoes. I'll come over and help you can them all! haha!

Susan said...

Your veggies look so healthy & yummy!

lisaschaos said...

I wish I were a bunny in your yard! Yummy time!

Dani said...

Mom, did you do an internet search for that Indian Basil? I'll keep my eyes out for it.

FC, It's in the genes. I come from a very, very long line of farmers and coal miners.

Thanks Darla!

Diva, keep those fennel recipes comin! I'm kinda clueless as to what to do with it. I only grow it for the pretty black swallowtail caterpillars. :)

Thanks Susan! Loved your pretty yellow orchids the other day. I wish I had luck with them...

Lisa, NO BUNNIES ALLOWED! ;)

LaDivaCucina said...

Ok, I'll email it to you Dani, it's Soooo good and great with mash or rice. Fennel is nice with oranges in a salad too.

Mary said...

Your plants and vegetables are beautiful. What do you use for pest control?

Dani said...

Diva, that would be great! Thanks!

Mary, most times I don't use a thing. But, there have been years that I've had to use thuricide on the squash and eggplant to control the pickleworms.