July 31, 2008

City Girl Turning Country

You may be as surprised as I am how much I enjoy country life. Just spent a week in the city and couldn't wait to get back. Take a look what greeted me:Zucchini are everywhere! To keep things in balance and not get sick of it, these flowers are perfect for a batter dip and deep frying.

Wax beans are hiding under those roaming vines.

Look at this ground cover :) Cucumbers, of course.

Yes, some flowers too for aesthetic pleasure.

Corn and gladiolas around the red currant bushes (remember those?)
Melon on the left and a new planting of corn on the right. (This is Silver Queen and the seeds came with me from my visit on the Cape. Hoping they will turn out as tasty as I remember.)

...and here is looking at the garden from the entrance. All the rain during the month is keeping things looking as fresh as if it were May. The white spot is a water container we pump water into from the stream behind those trees. It comes in handy when there is not enough rain and you have to water plants to keep them alive. Oh, and see the rocks on the mountain side peeking through the trees? I LOVE BEING HERE!

11 comments:

Sherry Stewart said...

love your garden.. Mine is huge, but no blossoms,, planted late, but.. I may do a slideshow for tomorrow..

yumm, spaghetti with zucchini..I'm hungry!

jill said...

Just look at your gorgeous garden! Are those red runner beans growing up the poles? It is such a joy to watch tiny sprouts grow up and produce an abundance of wonderful things to eat. I too have Silver Queen in my little garden, but it is no where as tall as yours!

nonizamboni said...

I so enjoyed this tour of your lush and bountiful garden! And Budapest is a place I want to see someday. Your blog is lovely. Thanks for the visit!

Becky said...

You have such a beautiful garden, and I am so jealous! My husband and I hope to have a garden to harvest next year. We're working on that now.

Thanks for sharing these scenes with us. I really enjoyed the "walk" through your garden this morning. It was very relaxing and just what I needed.

Susanne49 said...

Your garden reminds me so much to my oncle Sanyi's garden in Gyoer. :-)

marley said...

What a lovely place to return too after time in the city. Your veggies are amazing - you could be self sufficent!

CherryPie said...

Lovely garden :-)

USelaine said...

Hah! You have a zucchini! The flowers are so pretty too.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

This is amazing!! I am impressed by all this beautiful green foliage. I felt as if I was there taking a walk in your gardens! Beautiful... very enjoyable indeed!
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Ming the Merciless said...

I have to admit, this is the first time I've seen a cucumber plant. I always thought they grew like vines, up some trellis and the cucumbers hang off of them like tomato plants.

So did you plant all that yourself? Bravo!! You are becoming quite the gardener.

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