14 May 2015

Peaches and Tomatoes

We are going out to the garden to day with our garden helper Blackie.











To pick our first batch of peaches...










They are so pretty, wooly, and sweet. They are a bit small, but the tree is young, and we can thin it more next year.










Over here, the mini meadow is still blooming...





























We saw this heart shaped pad of prickly pear growing under the large cactus.









There are so many tomatoes ready, and you can see there are a lot of blue wild flowers in the meadow too.













Over here we have a bowlful of tomatoes. Maybe a few received too much sun, but overall they are delicious, sweet, and the best I've tasted. There is mixture of cherry, grape, and purple tomatoes. We have discovered that the purple ones are ready when one side turns red. It's tricky though, because it seems to turn red on the side away from the sun, so they are hard to spot for picking.


I hope your day is wonderful.

54 comments:

  1. Looks scrumptious Su-I wish my garden was going this year!

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  2. Your garden is charming...the last view of your wildflower meadow is wonderful! Makes my heart sing. I wish I could taste one of your peaches, it is my favorite fruit. You must be so happy. xxo

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    1. Thank you, Kerrie. It makes me very happy to be in the garden. xoxo Su

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  3. I'm envious of your gorgeous garden. Well deserved because you worked hard! And those peaches look beautiful.
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you, Brenda. I really love gardening. Have a wonderful weekend. xoox Su

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  4. Oh, forgot to say. Your header is stunning.
    Brenda

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  5. It all looks beautiful and I can hardly imagine growing my own peaches. Wow! Looks like Blackie is a good supervisor. :-)

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  6. Everything looks so beautiful! And yummy!! Have a great one! Hugs!

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  7. The peaches and tomatoes look so tasty! Love your garden!

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  8. You must be so happy to live in a warmer climate! I can't even put out my tomatoes yet since its still in the low 40's at night! I can't even put out my annuals yet! I'm hoping next weekend to put out my annuals and fill my garden containers full with lovely color!

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  9. Those peaches and tomatoes are beautiful. There is nothing like the taste of a fresh homegrown tomato! I'm so glad blackie get to help in the garden! Enjoy the beautiful weather we are supposed to have over the next few days :) Blessings, Cindy

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    1. I know. I'm just loving this weather. How did you make out with all the rain. It came down so hard and fast here and well, you know the ground doesn't absorb it. xoxo Su

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  10. Your veggies look wonderful - oh those tomatoes yumyum. I have some but they are green and I am waiting for them to get ripe. Looks like your kitty likes to go to the garden with you.
    Have a great weekend.
    Mary

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  11. Su,
    Your garden and grounds are sheer beauty. I love how your flowers are growing with a happy colorful profusion and through it you see the lovely blue wall you painted awhile back. OH My now I want a peach!!! I love the antique bowl you displayed them in and the Tomatoes look great too. Blackie is such a charmer.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  12. I just love your photos. Your garden is beautiful. I did pick up a package of a wildflower mixture, suitable for cutting so I am hoping to replicate your meadow. My seeds are not yet planted so it will be a while. I am jealous of your peaches. I would love to grow them but we are just one zone too far north. Peaches are said to be questionable for my yard, They may make it thru some winters but a hard winter could be deadly. :(

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  13. I always look forward to wonderful photos of your garden and your Blackie. Good luck and have a nice weekend :-) Vierka

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  14. Wow! Your garden is absolutely gorgeous!!! I am so jealous of your green thumb. :) The tomatoes and peaches look super yummy and your photos are stunning!

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  15. Must feel great being able to pick fruit from your garden! I wish I had an orchard of my own !

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  16. Wow such delicious tomatoes and peaches, wish could be there. The photos from your garden are stunning.

    Nice greetings from rainy Austria

    Andrea

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  17. Your garden is gorgeous. I love tomatoes and peaches too and yours look delicious
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  18. Su,
    Your garden pics are always so beautiful. The peaches look so yummy. Enjoy all your home grown delights.
    Kris

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  19. Su, your garden is amazing. I remember when you posted about the copper frames and now they are so lush! Your peach and flower pictures are magazine worthy...and of course, I want to take a bite!

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  20. Awww a sweet helper! Gorgeous peaches, tomatoes, and flowers. Paradise in your own backyard. Kathleen in Az

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  21. I love visiting your gorgeous garden.

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  22. Your garden is gorgeous and a visit is simply amazing. Love your pics.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs, CM

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  23. Your garden is so beautiful! And fruitful! How lucky you are. Thank you for sharing the lovely pictures.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. I am enjoying it so much. xoxo Su

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  24. Your peaches look so yummy,the tomatoes look very tasty too.I love all the flowers that grow in your garden.I love the pictures you took,thanks for sharing <3.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs
    Caroline

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    1. Thank you, Caroline. Gardening is very enjoyable. xoxo Su

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  25. Blackie...adorable! Su, your garden is magnificent...truly. I would like to plant some prickly pear and other cacti. Not sure if they go with roses, but I think I'll break the rules and plant some next to my established roses. Just love your garden...love. xoxoxo Jen

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    1. Thank you, Jen. I have prickly pear growing under the giant cactus, and the roses are in the beds, but anything can be mixed. There is no right or wrong, Jen. xoxo Su

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  26. Your photos are just stunning! Love the one with your helper ;) Blessings, Cecilia

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  27. I envy your peach harvest. They look so delicious. It'll be mid to late summer before we have peaches ready here. I love having my cats out with me in the garden.

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  28. Beautiful peaches and blooms. My husband would love those peaches but I am not able to eat fruit due to multiple stomach issues....
    Thanks for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I'm sorry about your stomach. My daughter loves them too. xoox Su

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    2. Thank you, Debbie. I'm sorry about your stomach. My daughter loves them too. xoox Su

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  29. Love this picture, and so jealous of your peaches! We only get imported ones up here, and only in july-august.

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    1. Thank you, Misantropia. Blackie the cat is always under foot. Do the peaches come from Italy? I saw what I thought were peach tree or some sort of similar fruit in the Alps last summer.

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    1. Thank you, Magali. They are tasty. I wish we could share. xoxo Su

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  31. What a blessing to be able to grow peaches. They look so good. What will you do with them? I just made a rhubarb pie this morning. :-) The house smells so good.
    I love your garden.
    Carla

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    1. I'm not sure. My daughter has been eating them, because it is her favorite fruit. Rhubarb is one of my favorite pies! Yum... xoxo Su

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  32. Peaches and tomatoes! Oh I am in heaven to be sure. Love your gorgeous garden.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Laura. It's taken me a couple of years to get it to this point. xoxo Su

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  33. I bet Blackie is a VERY good helper in the garden. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Geraldine, for the visit. He's a strange cat. He likes to be underfoot, which is unusual. xoxo Su

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  34. These photos are scrumptious. The vibrancy of the colors makes me long for our local farms to open. It's funny for me to think you have peaches and tomatoes already. We won't have those here for at least another month. You cultivate so much loveliness, inside and out.

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    1. Thank you, Lynda. We are having a great gardening year. xoxo Su

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  35. thanks for the tip about the purple tomatoes. I planted a couple of those purple ones for the first time, and they are blooming now. Hopefully we will be able to pick some soon

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    1. The plants produce a lot, but they take just a bit longer to mature than the others I planted. They also take the heat better too; the leaves are nice, and they have not sunburned. I have tons of the red type, and the purple are just slowly starting to turn with a few more every day. Soon I will have bowlfuls. xoox Su

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  36. Wow, what a bounty. The peaches in the dough bowl with the mint and flowers look like something you would find in Food and Wine Magazine. So pretty. I'm so jealous that you can grow peaches and tomatoes outside in your garden, lucky you!

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    1. Thank you, Jen. There are only a few fruit trees that grow here because we don't have enough chill hours: peaches, apricots, and pecans. However, any type of citrus will grow here. xoox Su

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  37. Oh you are living the good life :) Summer peaches that are local are the best. Peaches that are you own? You can be proud! :) Such lovely flowers and photos of your harvest!

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