Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Stacked flower and how does the garden grow?

Have been playing with another stacked flower - this time, it turned into a ring. My husband says it looks dangerous.




Now that we have been having hot (did I say hot? I mean, scorching hot) weather, the veggies in our temple of tomatoes have really grown and are now starting to put on fruit - I mean veggies.



Zucchini


don't know what kind this is - Max bought it - some old style tomato


new variety of cherry tomatoes - date tomatoes


Italian tomatoes

Jalapeno pepper
We have several kinds of chili peppers this year - Max wanted them and bought several different kinds, but of course, they weren't labeled and now we don't know what is what. The only ones I can name are the Jalapeno and the Black Pearl (tiny little round chili peppers in the colour of eggplant and the foliage is also a nice purple colour - but I didn't get a good photo of them yet) - because I bought those two.

Wishing everyone a lovely summer day!

21 comments:

Judy said...

The ring is very pretty! I think the gardens love this heat...mine is growing like crazy too.

steufel said...

Wahnsinnsring und Dein Gemüse schaut jetzt schon zum Anbeißen aus!

Valerianna said...

I agree- a dangerous looking flower... almost a Medieval thing. I like it, even though it might hurt someone!

Kokopelli said...

Ja, sieht irgendwie nach Selbstverteidigungsring aus! Aber super! Die Tomate, bei der Du nicht weißt, was es für eine ist, scheint eine Ochsenherztomate zu sein. Das ist eine alte Sorte und sie wird in letzter Zeit wieder sehr beliebt, da sie resistent gegen viele Krankheiten ist. Ich habe dieses Jahr auch eine davon im Gewächshaus. :-)

mermaiden said...

look at all that bounty! the ring looks fabulous and beautifully constructed.

SharonP said...

Gorgeous pictures of your veggies, they all look delicious! Your ring reminds me of my first copper flower: deadly!

Pretty Things said...

The ring is divine -- and I miss my old house, where I had an enormous garden. But that was also pre-child and pre-jewelry, so not sure I would even be able to keep up with all three!

Keep creating, whether it's with metal or earth!

TesoriTrovati said...

Call that lovely bloom a "Maneater" and be careful when digging your keys out of your pocket or talking wildly with your hands (as I am wont to do!). So lovely. Great garden shots too!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Silke said...

Dear Renate, thank you so much for your sweet comment this morning! And I love that quote!!

Your veggies look amazing - our garden has entered the tired summer phase where everything just looks overheated...

The ring is gorgeous! I love that it's all copper!

Have a great evening! Love, Silke

Cindy said...

Max's comment on your ring made me laugh. It is a beauty though!! Your vegetables look incredible...everyone's seem to be doing well right now with all of this heat. You'll be eating some healthy dishes soon! Hope you're staying cool, Renate!

Head full of stuff said...

Gorgeous ring! Our tomatoes are in fruit too, but we are getting a lot of rain and humidity.

Lori Saul said...

What a fantastic ring- it has a natural realism to it and very beautiful in copper- a perfect display photo as well. And wow- what an impressive garden. Next year we will start another veggie garden now that puppy is older and hopefully has stopped digging. Stunning art and garden!

Esther said...

fantastic rin0g .. a real beautiful flower!!love your "potager"!! i have those tomatoes in france we call it "coeur de boeuf" very good... miam

sharon said...

I think the ring is gorgeous, and a little danger is always exciting!! We have old style tomatoes too, but I wish I had those Italian tomatoes!!
Great garden Renate!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Love the ring...that sound like my husband would make too...maybe he'll be sure not to irritate you when you're wearing it...LOL. Your garden looks fabulous. We grow lots of hot peppers too.

Barbara said...

The ring would only be dangerous if you punched somebody! Otherwise, it's very nice!

Your garden is fruitful! I miss a garden ... but I like studio work more. I swear, all I need is a one bedroom apartment and a great studio!

alteredbits said...

your ring is stunning, dangerous or not! i would wear it in a heart beat!

your garden is so lovely and i'm ever so envious. here in the NW, we had the worst spring. well, really not a spring at all -- by june, it was still raining and then three weeks ago jumped to the upper 90s. as a result, our gardens are the worst they have ever been. hardly anything from them yet. i want to come play in yours. :)

hope your summer is divine! though it most definitely looks as if it is.

Diane said...

Those veggies are making me hungry, and they are so beautiful!
Men have such a great perspective don't they?
xoxox

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hermanita!!

Your metal work only gets better with each new creation!!!

Ohhhhhhh I'm so in awe of your veggie garden!! I'll see if I can find Max a few different types of pepper/chili seeds for next spring's planting. We have so many yummy ones here, since the state of Sinaloa is the largest producer of chilis, peppers,onions and tomatos in Mexico. :) It's salsa heaven I tell ya!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Inge said...

Renate, der rRing ist wunderschön. Dein Gärten hat ja wirklich viele Köstlichkeiten zu bieten. Ein sehr schöner Gemüsegarten. Liebe Grüße und einen schönen Sonntag, Inge Gehtst du wieder auf den Flohmarkt? Ich bin gespannt, was du findest.

Studio Sylvia said...

Gorgeous greens Renate - a beautiful garden. Your ring is wonderful.