Friday, May 8, 2009

Baby Tomatoes!

First I will admit openly that I cheated. I didn't start my seeds, I bought a rather large tomato plant at the garden center, Groff's to be specific, they are awesome ($1.99 perennials - can you believe it?!). I was on my morning garden walk today and spotted two tiny tomato babies, I can't believe it! I didn't even notice the plant had flowers. Now I just have my fingers crossed that the warm weather sticks around and my plants grow up nice and healthy.

Every year I decided I will plant one or two new types of bulbs in the fall. Last year I chose allium. I am so in love with this flower. I may have to plant more this year. You can see why I love my new camera - macro rocks:)




The family that lived here before us planted 9 azaleas of all different colors in the front of the house but this bright pink one in the back is my favorite.



I also wanted to share an amazing blog with everyone that reads my posts. As you know, I love Longwood Gardens. As I walk the gardens I'm always wondering about the behind the scenes activities. Well, wonder no longer! This blog was created by the gardeners there to give you a glimpse of how they work their magic! Everything from how they plant 170,000+ bulbs every year to all about the 11 cats that live there. I'm so glad I found it!
Longwood Gardens: Behind the Plants

14 comments:

jane augenstein said...

Jennifer, beautiful pictures. Love the little tomatoes! I didn't buy any big plants, I should have just to get a few early tomatoes. We have had so much rain here that all the potatoes we planted have probably rotted, not one has come up through the ground; beans either. No rain here so far today, yippee, next week is supposed to be dry....maybe things will GROW!
~Jane and Gilly~

Jessica said...

I cheat with tomato and pepper plants too. :D They can be hard to start from seed and take forever to get big enough to plant. That is always my luck anyways. ;)

Love the flower photos!

Zan Asha said...

Ooooh, Jen, I have gardener's envy :D

I haven't started anything---I am waaaaaaay behind and wonder if I should start at all...hmmmm....

As always the pics are great :)

Marbella Designs said...

what a lovely garden!
if you'd like, you can take a peek at our garden at vegetable123.blogspot.com We're squeezing in as much as we can for some yummy eats!

Kathleen Coy said...

Baby tomatoes already? Wow, that seems so early! Hope you keep 'em healthy, last year all mine were wiped out in a hail storm! :-(

Jennifer Rose said...

that azalea is gorgeous! lovely colour

none of our tomato plants are doing anything but getting taller. hopefully they start flowering soon :)

Meghann said...

GORGEOUS! I am SO jealous of your weenie tomatoes! I can't even plant mine out til the end of the month :(
Great photos - your flowers and camera are awesome :)

Cheryl Ann said...

Jenn, I bought mine at Lowe's and last week I picked 5 of them! I believe these were my "Early Girl"! My cherry tomatoes have babies on the vine and I can't wait for them to mature! But, I live in the desert of So. Calif, so my growing season is year-round.

Liz said...

Lovely photos!

Holly Zemak said...

Thanks for the link to Longwood Gardens.

Theresa said...

Congratulations on your baby tomatoes! I absolutely love those purple flowers though.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

I'm jealous...it's been ssoooo wet that I have not even gotten my garden planted yet...but I'm hoping maybe tomorrow

Cheryl Kugler said...

The allium bulb it gorgeous! Thanks for the link to the Longwood Gardens behind the scenes blog. That is quite a find. Love it!
Cheryl
www.cherylkugler.com

Caroline said...

Lucky you got tomatoes growing already! ☺