This is the story of our adventures -- every day and extraordinary; our dreams -- tiny and grand; our gardens -- ornamental and sustaining; this is the story of our journey.  We are a family of four living a mindful, simple life here in Los Angeles County.  We are green, conscious, and forward thinking.  We keep an eye on the past because some of the best things have already been done and bear repeating.  Walk and talk with us, have a glass of wine, taste a peach or a tomato, blow some bubbles and watch them drift up over the canyon ridge.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The garden today

Erin, the giant pumpkin! And it has a bud!

A beautiful melon from a volunteer!

Green beans grow on oak trees!

Scarlet runner beans and grapevines invade the neighbor's yard.

Tomatoes loaded with blossoms:

The hanging plants are smaller and producing less but it's all bonus:

The scarlet runners are using a pepper plant as a trellis.

The peppers are finally fruiting.

The lower beds have come a long way:





Young Werther said...

Great looking garden !

Renuka said...

wow I am getting bell peppers but serano peppers sti;; far away.. Your garden looks amazing.

Marlyn said...

Thanks! Those are sweet peppers -- an Italian variety. The only ones we planted.

Rachel said...

Oh, you and Daleri with your gardens...I want to start right now, but it's pouring out there.

Nichole said...

You & Gregg have done such a great job. If we ever get land I'm hiring you two for consulting!

Marlyn said...

Nichole, ironically that is a business we have considered starting -- urban garden consulting. You don't need land!