Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Around The House And Gardens

A huge blossom from my Musquee De Provence pumpkin vine.
Finally, after languishing for months in the field garden, the pumpkins have taken off and are covered with beautiful squat green pumpkins. If all goes well we'll have more Musquee De Provence pumpkins than we can give away. Fingers Crossed! Musquee De Provence pumpkins are a French Heirloom vegetable.
There are still quite a few fall pears clinging to the tree. Thankfully there were no storms this year!!!
Green beans in the dew.
Another view of the green beans dripping with a heavy dew. The humidity has been so high this past week that just a few moments in the garden leaves me wringing wet and needing a shower. Happily we have had a recent two day reprieve with cooler temps and lower moisture.
The citrus is just about ready to harvest. My neighbor Sandy is picking Satsumas for her stand already!
These are purple hull peas grown from seed saved last year. I'm very pleased with the results.
One of it's beautiful large blossoms.....
.....and some baby peas forming! My husband thinks purple hull peas beat black eye peas hands down in the taste department.
Little winged creatures have been prolific in the garden lately. I love watching them.
This is a Gulf Fritillary Butterfly. Their host plant is Passion Flower vine or May Pops. Every year I have clouds of them emerge from the vines covering the back fence.
Eggplants are loving this weather and I picked 25 to 30 of them recently.
Zinnia buds.
Humming Bird Moth
A glimpse of the wasp nest I disturbed a few weeks ago and had 6 stings and an emergency room bill to show for it. It's dead now.


JeanSkirtGirl said...

Dear sister kristi

Yea they'er still a few fall pears clining and yep praise the lord!! There are no storms this year. Very nice pumkin vine =] Love carmencita xoxox

*J* said...

I love getting a glimpse into your garden! Have you posted more about your potato towers? I tried doing some using old tires, but was disappointed with the results. I'd love to hear your thoughts.