Our First Tomato!

This is for all of you in the still frozen north. BRRRRRRRR! We picked our first tomato of the season this morning. Some of our tomatoes are planted in a raised bed with a wind barrier. The whole planter is covered with bird netting supported by tall shepherds hooks to keep squirrels, deer and Miss Mockingbird out. Last year a couple of pesky Peacocks that live in the neighborhood came through and pecked holes in our entire crop of almost ripe tomatoes. NOT THIS YEAR.

Grape vines are really leafing out on the arbor over the front walkway. Watch out Napa Valley! The arbor is made of two 20 foot sections of Bull Fencing that is arched over and anchored to steel fence posts. We leave the Christmas lights up, it will be fun to turn them on in the summer and see them twinkling through the grapes! To enlarge any of these pictures just click on the image.

On March 20 the view out of the laundry room window was filled with Bluebonnets and the purple Moss Verbena nestled around the Rosemary along the pathway.

The Moss Verbena is still blooming but the rest of the scene has changed from Bluebonnets to Red Corn Poppies. Primroses now provide a soft pink foreground. The twisted trunk on the left is a Red Wisteria that blooms in the summer.

Here is a closeup of the Red Corn Poppies, Bluebonnets and purple Moss Verbena.

We love this combination of Mexican Feather Grass, Red Corn Poppies and Bluebonnets. Thought you would enjoy a few shots of the studio garden. Thanks for visiting today, hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

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4 Responses to “Our First Tomato!”

  1. Janet Zeh Says:

    Wow, that’s amazing! We have not dared to even plant tomatoes in the frozen North yet. Guess I’ll have to come visit. 🙂 The garden is just beautiful, Mikki.

  2. mjspringett Says:

    wow, i knew that texas was heaven but that is really scary, tomatoes in april, til Tomorrow MJ

  3. susanajardine Says:

    What a beautiful and magical garden. Have you painted it yet?

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Thank you Susan,
      I use our flowers as models almost every day. This year we had the most spectacular Bluebonnets and Red Corn Poppies. I’ll have reference for the rest of my life! Hugs, Mikki

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