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July 21, 2008


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What beautiful plants! I love plants, and always try to grow them, but I'm afraid I have a "black thumb." They always die! No matter what I do! It's very discouraging.

Thanks for stopping by the blog and your lovely birthday wishes. :)


Oh, those look like the Sun Gold cherry tomatoes we grow. SO SWEET!! My kids love to eat them right off the plant ... quite a few never make it into the salad.

Congrats on the lovely plants!


Deborah Robson

My daughter grew up on Sweet 100s, raised in Massachusetts, where we had dirt and rain. We're hoping for similar success with these orange beauties here (I tried Sweet 100s the first year we were here, and they were okay but not great; possibly me, possibly the climate).

I have learned not to have *house* plants. I do okay with animals. They remind me to feed them.


Remarkable that one can actually pull produce out of the back yard. Miraculous.

Rosemary in Colorado

It's taken me a long time to figure out this semi arid gardening business too, considering that I come from Louisiana and all... heh heh heh.

One thing that's invaluable to those of us in an even more arid and hotter area of Colorado - I mulch heavily with fresh aspen cooler panels. Cheap, good looking, and the best mulch ever.

My daughter is experimenting with using various shade cloths, with good results so far. Sometimes, that afternoon sun is just sooooooooooo HOT, that a little shade is a good thing.

"Full sun" means something completely different here in Colorado, than it does in Massachusetts, the mythological setting of most gardening books.

Have you discovered "The Undaunted Garden" - a great garden book. It might be... "Gardener" - anyway, it's aimed for the Denver Gardener, and a really good book.



Hey there, I'm jealous. Our big tomatoes haven't even ripened yet! We've had a pitiful start to the season--just a trickle of tomatoes in our garden. I've had to go to the farmer's market just to get ripe ones! I did discover a green tomato with teeth marks--somebody was playing fetch! It's inside, waiting for its turn at fried green tomato.:)

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