I was weeding around the plant and discovered the bottom of this tomato was hiding a secret.
This is why I don't like to grow the big ones. Too temperamental. This is called "cat facing". Just not worth it.
Not when the TomatoBerry tomato plants crank out dozens of sweet cherry tomatoes, without issues, day after day!
Meadowlark on the garage
Thai Noodle Salad with Shrimp
One of the best aspects of blogging is the other bloggers that you "meet". Almost every single one of them is new to me, meaning, so many of the bloggers I read when I first started blogging, in 2006, are now commercial bloggers, making money and shwag! When I decided to pick the blog up again, in February, 2011, I didn't have any "Followers", that happened during my hiatus from blogging. So, I am starting over, in a sense. One of the newer blogger friends I've met is My Weeds Are Very Sorry. This is Laurrie and she gardens and blogs in Connecticut and has learned (sometimes the hard way), a lot about trees. I had several trees leftover from a garden center, so I brought them home. Immediately, I went to Laurrie and consulted with her about the deer resistance and other issues with the Norway Maple. 'Emerald King'. I respect her and appreciate her advice. She warned me that this tree is invasive in the Northeast. Honestly, that was reason enough for me to ditch it. But when I went out to water my stash of plants and trees, today, this is what I found:
Can you see it??
this tree is Japanese Beetle fodder. They are going in the burn pile. My yard is already planted with far too many delicacies for these monsters. I will not feed any more.
I would like to thank Laurrie for her advice.
Outside my kitchen window.