Friday, November 27, 2009

Rambling Around My Garden

I picked up a bunch of rose bushes from Wal-Mart after the season
was over. They "really" seem to like it here and are blooming
prolifically. Especially this one, which I planted over the grave of my beloved
MinPin, Brandi Twinkle Toes, who passed away in September.
My husband teases me by saying they must really like
"dead dog".
He is so mean.
A garden is a lovesome thing, God wot!

Rose plot,

Fringed pool,

Ferned grot ---

The veriest school

Of peace; and yet the fool

Contends that God is not ---

Not God! in gardens! when the eve is cool?

Nay, but I have a sign;

'Tis very sure God walks in mine.

Thomas Edward Brown
My goldfish deck is pictured above. Showing its age a bit,
but loved and used everyday, just as it has been the past 12 years.

Above is the tomato bush. My husband tells me they need to be
"beaten" to produce tomatos. He decided it needed transplanting
the first of the summer after I had it growing fine for a month.
Durn near killed it then.
Then the hornworms ate it down to nothing... twice.
It has really taken off the past couple of weeks.
We got down to 34 last night... and it looks bright and perky this
morning with lots of blooms and several tomatos.
Perhaps a heavy freeze will hold off until we get to eat a few.

My beautiful little Saffron Finches... warm and toasty under their
heat lamp.

My Princess of Wales grasskeet. Quite photogenic!

My nasty lettuce from a previous post... looking oh so awesome!
And Brusty Roosty sneaking into the shot.

More lettuce with the bright little pansies getting into full bloom.
To bad the "bunny" doesn't like the lettuce either!


  1. Hello,

    My, you have so much going on in the garden! I just love roses, but have not planted one over any of my deceased dogs, although we have 3 buried in the garden.

    It is amazing how your tomato plant is starting to flourish again despite what it has gone through. Isn't that true of so many plants we grow?

  2. I love your goldfish deck and would spend time there every day also.


  3. Thanks for sharing that poem. I really enjoyed reading it along with looking at your roses, birdies and nasty lettuce ;)
    I want to know more about the goldfish enclosure!

  4. Hee hee! Love the bunny in the lettuce!

    RO :o)

  5. That rose is extremely beautiful. Your little friends seem to be enjoying themselves in your garden. I think that tomato plant has a very strong fighting spirit and a survivor.