Friday, May 8, 2009
Friday Photo Shootout - Gardens
Gardens start, for most of us small gardeners (or husbands of small gardeners) at the Lowes Home and Garden Center.
Lowes and Home Depot are the big guys around my neck of the woods. Don't know about other parts of the world. Neck of the woods? Does that mean woods also have a head? And does it bark?
Vegitables -- I'm guessing tomatoes -- but that's only because we always plant tomatoes. The neighbors plant tomoatoes. In a few months we will all have so many tomatoes we will be sneaking out at night and leaving bags of them at each other's doorsteps to try and get rid of them.
This year our neighbors decided to grow them upside down. I don't know if the dreaded late night infomercials play around the world but in this barking neck of the woods, lately, they have been selling -- "Operators are standing by! First 2000 callers get a free trowel!" -- the miraculous upside down, hanging plant thingies, guaranteed to get more fruit! I was saying to Karen, "What fools ever buy these things!" Then we looked next door.
We plant ours the old fashion way...behind the grill.
...which sits next to our cascading stair garden that takes over our screened in porch providing a habitat for chameleons.
And then there was Tuscany...This was a very busy week for me at work and it was hard to squeeze in time to fly to Italy and back but...
No sacrifice is too great for the Friday Shootout.
Bagman even took off his shoes (and the rest of his clothes, of course), to dance on the grapes in the vat with Lucy and Ethel...or am I the only one old enough to remember I Love Lucy dancing in grape juice on black and white television?