Monday, June 21, 2010

All Around the House

Something I look forward to doing every day this time of year is going out in the morning to check out how everything is growing....

As you can see our cucumbers are doing quite well! We've already picked four and are expecting a bumper crop this year - I've already wanted to be able to use that phrase!

Hello Romaine lettuce - thank you for giving us such lovely salads.

Tomatoes! Tomatoes? Oops, forgot to upload a picture of our tomatoes, but we have a ton of green cherry tomatoes and I am looking forward to the morning when I first see the color starting to change to red. We also have a few regular tomato plants, a ton of zucchini and some green beans over at a little garden plot on our church property. We've picked a few zucchini and
while I typically don't like zucchini apart from baked goods, I am excited to try this recipe from my favorite food blog.

All that is well and good, but you can't forget about the color! I planted these pettunias a month ago and I just love the colors of the dark purple and striped pink...
with a little splash of yellow thrown in as well!

Currently these beautiful blooms are making me the happiest....

Here's a closeup of one that is almost completely bloomed.

I have three bushes filled with various shades of pink, purple and blue hydrangeas and it makes me so happy. Ten years ago (verging on eleven) I so wanted these colors of hydrangeas in wedding party bouquets but September is not the time to get a good price on hydrangeas! I'm convinced that these flowers are just a teensy tiny blessing from God - just a reminder that He is good and He knows my heart and loves that it puts a smile on my face each morning. I'm not too crazy for thinking that, right? :)
What is growing around your house this summer? What are you excited about?!


Renee said...

yay for your garden!!! i've been meaning to do a post about my first garden for weeks (months?) so thanks for motivating me!
i have a ton of green tomatoes (3 varieties) and can't wait to see some red as well! feel free to pass on any extra overflow zucchini and cucs :)
looooove those hydrangeas!!!! no you are NOT crazy for thinking those are a blessing from God!! so special :)

Courtney said...

I'm so jealous of your garden!! I can't grow ANYTHING (seriously. well, maybe mold....) Maybe one day I'll try, but for now I'm leaving it to the pros and getting our produce from the farmers' market. But yours look just as good! Zucchini is my fav fav.....I'll have to try that recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Teri said...

beautiful, Megan!! You MUST try fried zucchini sometime - it is awesome! :)

Crafty P said...

awesome! love all those greens and beautiful flowers. hydrangeas are some of my fave flowers!

what's up with the catering thing?

Crafty P said...

I gotta say though, my stuffed zucchini recipe ROCKS! oh gosh, I cannot wait to make stuffed zucchini, now. okay, not now, but this summer!

I use turkey sausage and fresh breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese and BASIL! oh joy!

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