Wednesday Vignettes July 5, 2017



#1.  Beauty shot from the Huntington.  Crassula perfoliata var. minor, commonly known and often sold as Crassula falcata.   The overcast was just breaking up, the summer sun just breaking through, creating a bright but not harsh morning light.  

#2. Commuter Tomatoes.  I had the tomato plants caged and the cage netted, but this year's rodents figured out they could chew through the netting and then chew on the tomatoes.  I put the plants on a dolly and roll them into the garage every night, and roll them out every morning.  Commuter tomatoes
 #3.  A boy and his favorite toy.  Ah, that's a beauty shot, too. 
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  1. Oh Boris, you're such a handsome and silly fellow. Your person was pretty good with the camera to have caught that ball in the air! Commuter tomatoes - love it. You're sure a crafty gardener. Let's hope that the rats don't take up residence in your garage; they're pretty crafty too.

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    1. Boris says thank you.

      Don't give the rats any ideas, okay? Not crafty gardener--just tomato loving. Homemade, homegrown salsa: yummy!

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  2. The things we do to protect our gardens from wildlife. Great shot of the dog!

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    1. We do stuff, don't we? Now, for the squirrels eating the oranges...I can't roll the orange tree into the garage at night, so...

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  3. The tomato transport would make me laugh, if not for the explanation. Daunting critters! Groundhogs nipped our tomatoes off neatly at the base before we got cages on them -- next time they'll go on at planting.

    Keep your eye on that ball, Boris.

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    1. No problem Boris keeping his eye on the ball. He is devoted.

      I have to say, rolling them in at night means flawless tomatoes. I think I'm on to something!

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  4. Great vignettes! While Boris made Mark & Gaz laugh, your commuter tomatoes made me laugh. At our old house, I also had roving tomatoes in a large tub attached to wheels (courtesy of the spouse). However, my issue wasn't avoiding the critters but rather my determination to take advantage of the little sun available in that garden to give the plants their best chance of producing fruit.

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  5. The dedication to tomatoes is born the instant one tastes one fresh off the vine, still kissed by the warmth of the sun.

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    1. Or is it the moment one bites into an apparently perfect one from the grocery store...and it crunches like an apple. I think your description is better. :)

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  6. Commuter tomatoes has to be my favourite concept! I lost all my just-ripe tomatoes in 2016, sadly my best tomato year ever, to a herd of gymnastic squirrels. Now, all I need is a garage!

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    1. Darn squirrels!

      I've still got one tomato plant outdoors that I made a rodent-proof cage for, a cylinder of wire fencing with 1/2" openings, and a piece of the same fencing on the top--and the tomatoes are whole and undamaged. So you might try that instead of a garage.

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