Saturday, June 12, 2010

A-T winner and a quick garden tour!

Happy Saturday.

Oh my! It is lovely here today...breezy and low 80's and it definitely does not feel like Arizona in the summer time!

I wanted to announce the winner of the Amazon gift card from Alphabe-Thursday today ... and...

From 342 linked posts (U - 80, T - 92, S - 84 and R - 86) Mr. Random Org selected:

True Random Number Generator

Min: 1
Max: 342
Result: 52

Link 52 from the Letter R was Coralie's link for Rag Doll Susie!

Coralie, I'm sending you an e-mail! Congratulations!

And then I just wanted to show you how crazy my garden is at the moment. This morning I picked all kinds of flowers, shallots, jalapeno peppers, sweet corn, green beans, tomatos, eggplant, and squash. Just thought I share a few pictures of the bounty with you! I wish you could come to dinner and help us eat all this!

And this gives you an idea of how tall my hollyhocks and sunflowers are this year. I am 5' 7". I feel very "dainty" when I stand by these giants!

Hope your Saturday is sweet!

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52 comments:

Linda said...

Congrats to the winner! I love your garden and those veggies look good enough to eat!

Cheryl said...

All that water-toting has really paid dividends. I've never seen sunflowers so tall. Yes, you look like a shrimp. And practically wasting away before my eyes.

The Words Crafter said...

Congratulations to the winner! And wow! Your garden must be blessed! It all looks yummy and beautiful...we had sunflowers when I was a teenager that grew along the path from our house to my grandparents...they were tall but yours are taller-impressive!

Jingle said...

congrats to the winner...
lovely garden.

My name is PJ. said...

Holy Cow! You have the greenest of green thumbs!!! That's unbelievable!

How much is your water bill during peak growing season (Feb-Dec)?

I'm gonna send this to Stu....

Sarah said...

Congratulations to Coralie. And congratulations to the gardener! What wonderful bounty your labors have provided. Love the photo of you standing next to the giant hollyhocks and sunflowers. Wow!
Enjoy dinner! ~ Sarah

ain't for city gals said...

Isn't todays weather just the best,Jenny?...What a treat...you are definitely going to have to give me some garden tips when you come up...

Theresa said...

Congrats to the winner and OMG that garden is gorgeous! Beautiful flowers and HUGE:) Have a beautiful Arizona day! HUGS!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh Jenny!!! Your garden is amazing and even more so to a Michigander like me who is still waiting for the grass to turn totally green (I've been known to exaggerate a bit)!

Thank you so much for the gift card! Do I access this online or? I'm afraid I wasn't paying attention in class on the day we discussed this! But, boy, am I thrilled to be the winner!

Wish I could come share dinner with you from your garden...LOOKS FANTASTIC!

HUGS,
Coralie

Deb said...

great garden....

Jeanie said...

What's a garden? Okay, I'm not really that bad, but it has been a long time since I have grown vegetables. Lot's of flowers here though, enjoying rainy weather in the 50's. I'm very impressed with the pic of you looking dainty with your hollyhocks and sunflowers. Next I want to see a pic of you biting into a jalepeno.

Melinda Cornish said...

I love your garden....mine is just starting to take off...I have been harvesting lettuce every day... My little bunny loves it.....

Patti said...

Yay to the winner!! Love the garden...veggies already, wow!!...mine wont be ready for awhile...damn northeast weather :(

Natasha said...

Oh well, maybe next time!

Thanks for popping in Jenny. I can't see a link anywhere on saturday Centus that leads to my blog though? I did link up in Alphabe Thursday-the link leads back to this post-did you fix it? It is number 26 Ugly Cookies.

Oh well, you never know what goes on these days with blogger!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Terra said...

I would love to come eat with you! our little attempt at a garden is growing well, though I was outside at 1am covering it with plastic to save it from the monsoonal hail we were getting - and I locked myself out and had to run around the house to the garage in the monsoonal hail to let myself in...Oh well. I will live vicariously thru your bountiful garden!

Mumsy said...

Gorgeous garden you have there, Jenny! The flowers and the vegetables are just fabulous.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Congratulations!!!

What a wonderful bunch of garden bounty you have there!!!

Tracey said...

OMG! I am so jealous of your bounty! My corn seemed to dry out this crop. Not sure why! Maybe I planted too much. Oh well, off to visit the farm stand at Val Vista and Germann!

Sandy said...

Jenny,
We have to talk!!! Girlfriend, I need your help! Let's get together so next year I can have a garden like this too! I was told that this was not possible because of the heat....yours is beyond words.....let's get together OK????

Sue said...

Boy, I wish I could come to dinner, too! And I ain't kiddin'...

=)

Julie Harward said...

Yay for the winners! Thanks for your visit and kindness. Your garden certainly is the "Garden of Eden" or should I say, the "Garden of Eatin"...amazing! I would love some of that harvest, we won't get much of that for a long time yet. The flowers are so very beautiful too! :D

My Grama's Soul said...

Are you sure this isn't JACK IN THE BEANSTOCK'S HOUSE???

What a garden!!!!!

Jo

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Wow, fabulous flowers and vegetables! I am impressed! And maybe inspired for next year.

Jojo said...

Love those hollyhocks and sunflower! What a green thumb you must have!

Annesphamily said...

Awesome garden! What a wonderful bounty! My friend was just in Arizona hoping to buy a house. Evidently it was a super 108 degree day so they came home deciding to stay in Colorado! I just giggled! The desert, Arizona! Duh!

But your garden bounty looks delicious. Wish I were close by! We are juicers so that would be a cool new juice to try (minus the hot peppers)LOL!

You are so darn sweet! I love it over here! Happy weekend friend! Anne

Allie said...

Dear Cousin,

When are you coming to visit me? I need an adult craft day. And to show off my lastest creative adventure. I know you will love it. Just as I envy your rippening garden, benefits of Arizona living I suspect.

Sincerely,
Your Cousin

Diana said...

Lovely garden Jenny! Love Di ♥

summersundays-jw said...

I am jealous!!!! Mine isn't quite that advanced yet. Is there anything better then fixing dinner with "stuff" from your garden? Jan

summersundays-jw said...

I am jealous!!!! Mine isn't quite that advanced yet. Is there anything better then fixing dinner with "stuff" from your garden? Jan

Molly said...

Wow what a great garden you have. I am so jealous! I grew one last year but I didn't even yield a carrot. Well, I did yield a carrot but they were awful!

kim said...

Congrats to the winner and send me some of those tomatoes. We are hotter than you here in Ga. 96 and high humidity. Yuck!

Maggey and Jim said...

Oh, that looks so good. I am just getting tine tomatoes now and cukes.. Now if I can only get them before the groundhogs?? Love all the beautiful colors..
Maggey

Nadeen said...

I loved taking pictures of my produce too, when I used to have some.

Country Dreaming said...

I'm seeing salsa in someone's
future.

Looks yummy.

PS: Showed Mr. Ken you walking stick post--he laughed as much as the rest of us did!

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Melinda

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Love your garden. My deer would have a hay day with that. The racoons too. It would be eaten to the nub. I had a great garden when I lived in West Texas and I miss it. Nothing like fresh tomatoes picked from the garden.

Holly said...

I'm more than a little envious at all of that bounty!!
I picked some radishes today, but that's it so far. It's been raining so much here that everything is growing very slowly or not at all!
My strawberries are turning red, but no sun, so not sweet!!! This week should be better!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Ms. Anthropy said...

With a blog the size of yours and you still find time to garden and walk and... Some of you people just blow my mind!!!

K9friend said...

Wow! What a beautiful garden!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Sami said...

Ohhhhh boy oh boy oh boy, fresh CORN!!! One of my favorites! I'm hoping to try out some corn when I get my backyard up and running properly... although maybe I should start with something easy first, like rocks?? Heh heh... :)

Pondside said...

Wow - that looks like one of the old-timey adds for immigration to the new world - they always showed farmers with giant vegetables to woo the Old World immigrants. Good work!

Bossy Betty said...

That produce from your garden is FANTASTIC!!! I am so impressed! May I come just hang out in all that wonder for an afternoon?

Stacey said...

Wow! What a garden :) I have a black thumb, so I admire anyone who is able to keep up gardens or any kind!

Thank you for following me! Now following back, looking forward to reading!

Dolly said...

Congrats to the winner!

WOW Jenny I am comin over for dinner!
Mmm... corn and greenbeans and squash, thats a meal in itself!
Ohhh I do love harvest time!
I could live off the garden if we could grow one all year!
Yours is amazing!

Hugz, Dolly

Julie Schuler said...

Your veggies look so fresh and colorful. And you garden is such an oasis of green. I'd like to nap under those giant hollyhocks. Tell the earwigs not to climb on me.

Aging Mommy said...

Jenny you have an absolutely wonderful garden and those flowers, oh they are just beautiful. I like the way you use those colorful jugs, I would never have thought to use so much color to display color but they work perfectly.

Jocelyn said...

Congrats to the winner!!! Jenny your garden is stunning!!!! WOW...look at all those goodies!!!!

Wishing you a great one!!!

Marlene said...

WOW!!! What a garden!!! You are my hero. How far away from me do you live? Heehee.

Red Couch Recipes said...

Congratulations to Coralie! The produce from your garden looks so yummy! How fun that you are able to start eating produce so early thanks to the great Arizona sun! Joni

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congrats to your give away winner!

Your garden is fantastic, Jenny! Wow! I can see the weight loss you've had in thses photos too --you look great!

♥ Pat

The Quintessential Magpie said...

WOW! Look at your garden, Jenny!!! That's quite something!!!

And congrats to your winner...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Stereos and Souffles said...

Your garden makes me want to grab a glass of iced tea and wander through. Beautiful!

happeningswithLana said...

The sunflowers are really tall! Love seeing pictures of the garden.