Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Garden Stroll


Every year my old dahlia comes back. This year is it rambled right up the obelisk I placed there for the pumpkin vine.


The morning glories, little brats of the garden, of course just climbed right on top.
One more ripening pumpkin.


My basil is bursting so I brought some in for a pasta dinner and as always two fresh eggs. The chickens have continued to lay daily. The heat maybe has fooled them into thinking it is not fall. Or maybe it is all the spoiling and they are just saying thank you.

We picked another cinderella pumpkin. I am so proud of it. They are so expensive to buy and I have successfully grown three this year.



20 comments:

  1. Your garden i lovely, I love the pumpkin and the smiling little pumpkin in the orange ruffly dress is adorable.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  2. Great pumpkin.

    I'm a bit jalous because I have only a tiny one although I did plant in on the compost pile like my neighbours. And theirs is really BIG. Tja, maybe next year.

    What are you making? Soup? Pie? Ravioli?

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  3. My basil was growing like crazy too, but I finally picked it all and dried it out in the oven, as our temps are going down into the low 30's this weekend.

    What a beautiful pumpkin! :-)

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  4. Congrats on your pumpkin growing! My mom use to grow gourds for me. Beautiful color on the dahlia, mine look gorgeous right now.

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  5. That pumpkin is a beauty! So is your little Q. The basil looks nice, too. Enjoy! xo

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  6. That pumpkin is amazing! I had never heard of a Cinderella Pumpkin... Ann

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  7. Q looks so cute by the cinderella pumpkin...we grew pumpkins one year and they all started ripening in July...so we had them in all the closets until Fall...to fool them into slowing down! Stay cool...I think its supposed to start cooling down this week.

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  8. Your pumpkin looks almost too perfect to be real, Elaine! Q looks mighty proud of it too.
    Brenda

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  9. Is the cinderella pumpkin climbing on the obelisk? Does that keep the vines from traveling along the ground? Just wondering as I would like to try it in town in a small garden.

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  10. Love that beautiful Punkin'!!
    Your little Helper is a cutie!

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  11. love all the goodies you have produced from the garden. such fun. i love the pic of "Q"... she is just precious. what will she be for halloween? (:

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  12. Wow, your garden is still growing strong! Hooray for the Cinderella pumpkins!!! They are lovely.
    : ) Kris

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  13. Wow.. I didn't realize that you were growing Cinderella pumpkins - they are my fav!!!! Your garden looks amazing! !!

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  14. Your dear little daughter stole the show, what a cutie!

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  15. What a pretty little garden scene, and a sweet little munchkin too! She's just precious!
    xo, Andrea

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  16. Hi Elaine, I'm Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com) visiting from the Fresh Eggs Daily Blog Fest.

    I've never seen (or heard of) a Cinderella pumpkin before. So cool looking!

    Anyway, it’s nice to "meet" you. I hope you can pop over to my blog and say hi sometime if you get the chance.

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  17. Gee that is some pumpkin! Your garden is looking lovely...my basil is just starting to pop it's head up, this is one herb that I have no trouble growing, it took over my garden one year, so now I grow in pots to keep under control :)

    x

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  18. A great big pumpkin for a sweet little punkin!
    I can't wait to try my hand at growing pumpkins next year. Yours are amazing!
    I hope you have a great weekend, Elaine.
    Autumny wishes,
    Carolynn

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  19. That pumpkin is gorgeous.I have not seen any like that around here....and the model is a cutie! :)

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