Thursday, July 24, 2008

My Front Yard Garden

To me, nothing says summertime like the taste of a tomato freshly plucked from the garden…or a fried green one for that matter.

For the past several years, I’ve planted a summer vegetable garden. When we moved into our new house a couple years ago, one of the major selling points was the “mature trees” that were abundant in our yard. Well, with mature trees come lots and lots of shade - so much shade, that I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to grow a garden. But, not to worry…we converted an old flower bed in the front yard into a haven for my precious vegetable plants. So, instead of a typical back yard garden, we have a unique front yard garden. The neighbors even refer to our house as the one with the garden in the front yard.

I can hardly wait to taste those tomatoes!

My gigantic basil plant with leaves as big as my hand! Pesto anyone?

Those tomatillos will make a delicious green salsa in a few weeks.

Peppers of all kinds…jalepenos, seranos, anaheims, bells…here are the jalepenos.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Pretty gardens, I have a brown thumb ;(