May 16, 2009

Veggies and Kisses in my Garden

My veggie garden is off to a good start. A few of the plants are already producing. I noticed 5 little zucchini plus eggplant and green beans. The tomato plants have blossoms, so that's a good sign. My only frustration this season has been snails. Since I don't use any chemicals, they sometimes get the upper hand. Fortunately, most of the seedlings have survived. I know that I could go out at night and catch them in the act, but then what? Smash them? Hmm....... I'd rather let my garden be of the "Survival of the fittest" variety. :-)

Perhaps my garden's success is due to the addition of this adorable garden gnome. He is blowing sweet kisses to the wind. He never fails to bring a smile to my face. I guess I've always been a sucker for catching kisses, especially from children. Surprise someone you love today by blowing them a kiss.


Lynn said...

Wonderful garden news. So pretty to see it coming along. Did you grow a lot of eggplant? If you have an extra you really should give one to F. He just loves them.

Diane Folks said...

What a handsome little gnome! Your garden is beautiful. When we lived in Sonoma, I worked the night shift and every evening I would go out and smash the snails in the garden...literally 100s of them. Then one night I had a nightmare about snails screaming, of all things and that put a stop to my murderous ways.