Summer Comes On

I am certainly eating from the garden these days, which is a great pleasure. This weekend I harvested carrots, beets, lettuces, radishes and onions.

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From what I could see, there are at least three zucchini that will be ready later this week,

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tomatoes small and large on all the plants,

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some lovely bell peppers, which seem early,

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and what looks to be the potential for a lot of cucumbers. Bread and butter pickles, here I come!!!

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The pole beans are blossoming, so I hope to have those as well.

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And there are flowers galore, especially bee balm,

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And zinnias, whose artful buds I had not taken much notice of before. There is always something new in the garden.

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I brought home a bouquet of course.

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Later this week, I will need to get some bone meal onto the tomatoes, as at least one plant appears to have some blossom rot. In the meantime, I’ll be watching the squash so I can pick them at a reasonable size!

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33 Responses to Summer Comes On

  1. Sylvie G says:

    Beautiful flowers again ! It seems that all your hard work has paid off ! Vegetables are still a rarity (unless you wish to pay 7.50 for an avocado). What are you doing with the pole beans ? I have never tried them, they seem (maybe wrongly) too hard to me.

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  2. Oh my goodness me! Lisa, what a bounty – you sure do have green thumbs! I am green with envy at the thought of a summer of crisp juicy vegetables and bouquets of fresh flowers sitting atop your crafty felt work – looking artfully Bohemian too by the way!! My memory says the garden is growing way better this year – less critters stealing the crops? Better balance of sun and rain? All of the above?

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Oh, I have fresh veggie envy! As you know, we are months behind you. 😦
    I love that the discs of zinnias mimic the felted circles on your table runner. Beautiful bouquet!

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  4. Anne Wheaton says:

    We’re a couple of weeks behind you and I’m so jealous of your bounty! Isn’t it a wonderful feeling to put your own produce on the table?

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  5. Wonderful produce, Lisa. I do hope you can get this one:

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  6. KerryCan says:

    You have the greenest of green thumbs! Are you a vegetarian? At least when the garden is producing like this? I LOVE zinnias–and that arrangement, on your penny rug runner, is perfect!

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    • arlingwoman says:

      Thanks, Kerry. Eliza Waters noticed the zinnias and the coins, too. I had to go back and look and then saw it myself. I was a vegetarian for about 28 years. I gave it up about 10 years ago after a bout with pneumonia.

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  7. Laurie Graves says:

    Oh, my word! You are so far ahead of us. We are still in the greens and radish phase of things. Your garden looks grand! And, pretty arrangement.

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    • arlingwoman says:

      So, I’m thinking you’d have to set out plants that far north, eh? It would pay to have a greenhouse. All my friends from northern climes are big seed starters, and I’ve always lived where I could put seed right in the ground and still have a long enough growing season. In fact, I planted carrots in February and March. But you’ve got lettuce paradise up there. After early June it all bolts here; have to plant again in late August.

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  8. Mary Tang says:

    Great harvest of vegetables and flowers, Lisa; so inspiring. Tomorrow is our shortest day of the year so I am looking forward to being more active in the garden.

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  9. Wow, Lisa, what a hearty, healthy crop. I’m so happy for you, especially after last year’s disappointment. Are you feeling more settled back in your home now?

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    • arlingwoman says:

      Yes, I’m hoping it will be a better garden year. And I’m going to paint the kitchen, if not this weekend, by next week, which I’m taking off! I also got a shelving/breakfast bar design I hope to get installed soon. I’m in overdrive for me…

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      • Wow, you do have a lot going on. What color did you choose? Or is it a surprise/reveal? I’m willing to wait. 🙂 I can’t wait to see your breakfast bar installed. I remember you telling us about the idea. Enjoy your time off…is that the week of the 4th?

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      • arlingwoman says:

        It’s next week–running int the Fourth. The paint is Benjamin Moore Shore house green 2047-50 and Suntan yellow 2155-50. The yellow will go on the wall toward the living room. Not sure if you can plug this into the internet and see some version of the colors.

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      • Lisa, we’ve used Benjamin Moore colors for years so I have a color deck! I looked up your colors and they’re so rich and wonderful. That green will be a nice contrast against the wood. I love color. It makes such an impact.

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      • arlingwoman says:

        Oooh, thanks, Alys. Color supporters are always welcome. I keep getting people recommending white, beige, eggshell, and the color in the living room (Sherwin Williams Memento Ivory). I bought the paint today…

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      • I say blah to beige and it’s cousins listed above. My living room is painted sage green with a mural on one wall. The kitchen is mostly tiled. Our bedroom is blue and our home office yellow and green. Color is so inviting. It sets moods, lifts spirits, calms. I can’t wait to see your painted room.

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      • arlingwoman says:

        Woo hoo! Going in the blog toute de suite

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  10. Robbie says:

    Oh what joy to eat what you grow! I wish I could do it year round for I feel much better when I eat from my garden. Your veggies are looking good:-)

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    • arlingwoman says:

      I like eating from my garden, too. I try to stretch it into fall and winter with lat plantings and a cold frame, but there’s always that point when I’m buying produce again…

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  11. You are a terrific gardener! Everything looks so lush and healthy.

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