Sunday, June 3, 2012

A productive weekend

Here's what I worked on this weekend. I planted some containers for the deck. This year, I decided to plant tomatoes, peppers, herbs and lettuce, with some bright orange and yellow flowers.

Tomatillo and marigolds
I hope they'll fill out in time for a barbecue we're having later this month.

Celosia and zinnias
What do you think, pretty, aren't they?


smalltownme said...

Nice! I'm doing far better than I expected for my brown-thumb garden this year. 4 tomatoes have quadrupled in size...arugula, lettuce, basil and radish seeds have sprouted and are doing well.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

This may be the kick in the pants I need to get my containers planted with some fresh color.

Congratulations on your productive weekend!

cactus petunia said...

Beautiful! Your tomatillos are much farther along than mine...and I planted them weeks ago!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

absolutely beautiful indeed! we are planting tomatoes later, with little hope for success with my black thumb ;)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

And you can eat Celosia, too.

Filed under "I learn something new everyday."

It is traditional fare in the countries of Central and West Africa, and is one of the leading leafy green vegetables in Nigeria, where it is known as ‘soko yokoto’, meaning "make husbands fat and happy".