Sunday, August 02, 2009

FROM POTAGER TO TABLE

wow, a day without rain (thursday) just in time for guests. view from the 2nd story deck to the main deck and potager. perhaps this photo gives a better feeling for the size of the potager. my excuse for not having food on the table in this shot is that by then it was too dark. please note that i could have removed the clothesline and grill wheel from the photo, but just want to be honest! also note that snoopy is already wating for leftovers!the swallowtail has finally decided to try the tithonias...
beets and beans from the garden...
potager this morning, between deluges. you can see that i removed the sugar snap peas from the rustic trellis, and the morning glories and mammoth sunflowers have begun to bloom...
mammoth sunflower partly opened...
view today through the garden gate...
looking southeast...
looking west at the fordhook acorn squash and echinacea 'double delight." you can just see one little cherry tomato about to open. it must be my miracle tomato. (apologies for the sarcasm.)
the largest watermelon i have so far... it's smaller than a nasturtium flower. even though this is a small variety, it requires too long a hot season, which we just have not had. next year, need quicker type! lesson learned!

8 comments:

Sophie Munns said...

I love the view from your deck Em...well decks really. How wonderful to sit and dine, ponder... whilst looking on all your hard work!
best,Sophie

Connie said...

It's been a while since I visited your blog. Your potager looks wonderful, as do your flowers and veggies. Nice work!

Msrobin said...

Your potager is looking lovely, and full of life! Yes, my passiflora is in the ground, and I think I am in zone 6a, but I can't tell for sure if it might be 5b. Different sites give me different answers, as we are right on the edge of both. Perhaps I better take cuttings or something to overwinter it.

Rob (ourfrenchgarden) said...

Nice garden!

I'm debating whether to grow Tithonia next year.

Cracking photos by the way

cheers

em said...

sophie, we are very thankful to live here! the potager has definitely increased our quality of life. thanks for the comment!

connie, thanks for stopping by and leaving a compliment!

msrobin, we are 6b and i can't seem to overwinter them outside, even the so-called hardy ones. let me know if taking cuttings is easy with passiflora?

rob, tithonia is great, though it doesn't last so long as i'd like when cut. it will just love the climate where you are. thanks for the compliment, also!

Miss M (InfG) said...

Le potager de mes rêves ! *sigh* :)

Kerri said...

Love that first shot. What a great view the potager gives you. It's looking like a green jewel box ;)
We're eating fresh beans, delicious new potatoes, great lettuce, radishes and we've had sweet corn for 4 nights in a row. Mmmm, is that good! Oh yes, and those little cherry tomatoes. So all is not lost.
Cukes are coming too.
Haven't had any zucchini or yellow squash yet which is a disappointment.
You're a real optimist to even plant watermelons in our NY climate, but you are warmer down there than us, so I guess it could happen :)
I'll bet your guests loved the view and the great spot to dine!

em said...

miss m, merci beaucoup! J'ai rêvé de ce potager de nombreuses années et, enfin, il est ici!\

kerri, how is growing corn? i think i might try that next year... i think the watermelons were a bad idea. i haven't grown potatoes either... maybe i should! thanks for the comments!