Attack of the Killer Tomato (Plants)
So, um, the tomatoes are kind of out of control large. This is probably because I have no idea how to prune them, so I didn't. Here are two of the buishes. With Rosie for scale:
So with all that foliage, are there are actual tomatoes?
Indeedy, there are:
Lots and lots. Ready to ripen sometime in the next two weeks. Or as soon as Noel and I take off on our nice big vacation to lie on the beach in Maine (or, well, to huddle shivering on a beach in Maine, at least).
In other produce news, I think the quince may be getting a touch heavy for that tree.
The climbing rose on the trellis out front is feeling very exuberant right now, and needs some summer pruning and tying down, I think. It has several branches reaching out onto the street to attack passers-by. As you can see the lavender is also growing out over the pathway. Things are a touch overgrown out front because I've been so busy with non-house stuff.
In fact, I was just walking by this white lupine thinking it was about time to prune it way back when I noticed that it's covered in giant whitefly, aphids, and god knows what else. Good timing on the major infestation, lupine.
Last of all, I give you this new flower on one of the hydrageas, who are very happy about getting regular water for the first time ever. This is 'Ayesha,' a variety I always misspell because it is a variant spelling of my own name. Nice flowers, too.
posted by ayse on 08/09/07