Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Summertime



Hmmm....bricks or no bricks?







Gotta love that chicken wire!










26 comments:

Erin said...

I have to admit I like the bricks! But only if you had the laying around already! Your little pond is gorgeous, I would be afraid I would have a water moccasin in it around here, LOL! My little pond has a really forceful fountain to discourage them, my poor fish... the fountain is pretty ridiculous for the size of pond I have, but my fear of poisonous snakes outweighs my sensibilities... esp since all we ever have is poisonous ones!

Dani said...

You crack me up Erin!

I'm pretty sure we have enough to do the walkways. Over the years we've had to liberate a few here and there when they do road construction. You just never know when you'll need some good bricks.

Big Shamu said...

Bricks, definitely. I love the smiling peppers and the look of chicken frustrated by chicken wire. What's the green and reddish brown leafy stuff?

Darla said...

I personally love the bricks. Nice summer photos, gee, Erin may be even more afraid of snakes than I am...if that's possible!

Buzz Kill said...

The pond is very cool. Does it have a filter system in it? I like the bricks too. I have faux cobblestones in the backyard and over the years (especially the last 2 wet years) we have had moss fill in the cracks and it looks like an English garden. It's a cool effect that pretty much happened on it's own. That would look good around your garden.

Dani said...

Shamy, it's speckled trout lettuce that I'm letting go to seed. Pretty, isn't it?

Darla, I'm thinkin' you may be right. ;)

Buzz, you gotta start takin' pictures my friend!

Yeah, John put together a filter out of some bio balls and a small critter tank. There was more I'm sure, but after the first couple minutes my eyes glazed over.

Kelly said...

Your lay out is so pretty....even just doing the entrances to the pathways in a square like you have it would be pretty.

Love the tub! And your garden is so luscious looking, amazing.

The Florida Blogger said...

Those peppers are looking great! BTW-What is the tub for?

Dani said...

Kelly, then bricks it is!

TFB, the tub is just a pretty old thing that has been in our garage for years. We finally pulled it out a few months ago and turned it into a patio pond. :)

intuitive eggplant said...

Oh, yes, the bricks will do nicely. Love that you've "liberated" a few. So jealous about how far along your crops are. And that speckled trout lettuce! I so love stopping by your place on the interwebs for the gorgeous photos, inspiration, and opportunity to learn about all kinds of cool stuff!

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

Bricks!

Anonymous said...

Dani, bricks, but only if they won't make you trip and aren't going to be too hard on toes or knees if you're working in the garden. And LOVE that bathtub! MFD

Dani said...

Eggy, you are a sweetie. Thank you.
Let me know if you want any of that lettuce seed. I have A LOT!

SPP, I think they'll make the garden paths look good too.

Ria, John said he'll make sure everything is nice and even.

Have you set up the butterfly kit yet?

LaDivaCucina said...

oooh lookit all the peppers and chiles! Wow! I am so lovin' your bathtub pond too. (oops, I mean "water feature." haha!)

By the way, I've announced the new theme for the culinary throwdown. Please tell your friends, hope you can participate! Cheers and have a great rest of the week!

intuitive eggplant said...

Oooh, Dani, I'd love some of that seed! Email me?

Susan said...

Your veggies are looking great. The pond in that old bathtub is a wonderful addition to the garden. My sister has one of those and it really is a neat feature.

Dani said...

Diva, I'm gonna be needing recipes soon for all these peppers. I planted WAY TOO MANY!!

Eggy, I left you a comment on your blog. :)

Thanks Susan.
I'm enjoying the patio now with the bathtub set up. Sounds so nice.

Boxer said...

and the living is easy,

fish are jumpin'

and the cotton is high.


I love all of the pictures. We are still in cold storage and the only thing growing are mushrooms. In the yard. Ugh.

LaDivaCucina said...
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LaDivaCucina said...

Let's try that again, shall we?

Dani, you can dry them, freeze them and make hot sauce! Or sell them on the side of the road!

I just thought of a cool idea for your brick path. Lay the bricks down but plant creeping thyme in a few spots in between the bricks and the thyme will fill in and look great. Plus, every time you step on it, the scent will be released. I think there is a lemon creeping thyme too.

'ave a good weekend, darlin'! x

lisaschaos said...

Wow! I love all your little friends! Your plants look so healthy and great! And I like the brick idea! Makes it seem so cottagey. :)

lisaschaos said...

Oh and best use of a bathtub I've seen! LOVE it!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Dani,

I'll be the lone voice of dissension. I do agree that the bricks LOOK great but will they become slippery? Up here the bricks grow moss and become pretty slick. Also, if your girls take a fancy to them, you may be slipping on chicken poop as well. Nothing like good old fashioned dirt to absorb all that good stuff.

Just my 2 cents.
Em

Dani said...

Boxer, you are gonna have such a great time soaking up that sun with Moi!

Diva, will the peppers dry in our humidity?

Lisa, good to see yah girlfriend!

Em, hahahaha, you know The Girlz so well! :0

I'm really hoping the full sun will keep them from getting slimy(fingers crossed). If not, then we'll have to pull them.

LaDivaCucina said...

Dani, I think drying will be fine if you do in an air conditioned house. If you leave the windows open in the summer and don't use air, I can't say.

The most important thing to remember is to keep the peppers dry and air circulating around them so they don't get moldy. When I lived in Chicago, our summers were humid too and I would thread them and hang off a kitchen window (not in the sun)and once completely dry, put into a jar and store in a dark place.

I always dry my herbs on plates in the kitchen, making sure to turn them and put them in jars when completely dry. I've never had a problem

Dani said...

Diva, YOU ROCK!