Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Everything's Coming Up Roses

The cooler weather of November has been better for both the roses and me.

Heritage Rose

St. Patrick Rose

Souvenir de la Malmaison
Don Juan

Natchitoches Noisette

Hot Cocoa

Gruss An Aachen

The elusive blue rose or a pretty cool looking petunia

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Tomatoes are Beginning to Trickle In

So finally some of my tomatoes are ripening. I've lost quite a few of the largest ones to unknown rat-like creatures that nibble and discard them during the night. I did manage to save this big heart tomato Orange 117. It's so large and pretty! It has a very tomatoey taste and, like most heart tomatoes, contains few seeds.

The plants are enjoying this cooler drier weather and I have many baby green tomatoes. My Green Zebra has fully ripe green tomatoes. The Green Zebras are very tasty as well and the plant is probably the healthiest and most productive of my current tomato crop.