Thursday, July 8, 2010


 I love surprises!! Well... good surprises!!! I have been away from my computer for a few days and I was sad to miss Monday Harvest,  Oh, How My Garden Grows, and the Tuesday Garden Party. We were out of town for Independence Day and then I needed to make an unplanned trip out of town and left Monday afternoon and returned Wednesday afternoon. Needless to say, I was eager to get to my garden. A very special lady (my precious mother-in-love) arrived at the house for a visit about the same time I arrived home yesterday. Since she loves plants as much as I do and since we both needed to stretch our legs after driving, we eagerly headed out to the garden. I was excited to harvest 29 cherry tomatoes from the Energizer Bunny bush. I also harvested 5 okra pods. But my biggest delight was my find while showing my MIL the cantaloupe growing on the trellis. I showed her the one that I have eagerly been watching and blogging about. I told her that I was surprised to have only 1 "big" melon growing but I was glad to have smaller ones growing, too. As I was moving the leaves around to show her the trellis, I FOUND THIS SURPRISE . . .

And, yes, I shook my head and blinked my eyes a few times to make sure I wasn't seeing things! This guy is bigger than the other one. It is about the size of a softball or grapefruit. Yippee!!! I don't know HOW I missed this one. (It is located on the back side of the trellis on the fence side.) I will definitely be in the store today to get the pantyhose to sling the two cantaloupes. Thanks, EG, for your education on slinging melons on a trellis.





  1. I get a kick out of your Energizer Bunny Tomato! Funny, I think that lots of gardeners like to make a quick trip to the garden after being gone for awhile, just to check on things and make sure everything is ok. Yippee Skippy on your new surprise!

  2. Dirt Lover, thanks for stopping by my blog. I continue to be amazed by my Energizer Bunny tomato plant. I will probably harvest another dozen tomatoes today. My little boy is loving it!! When I miss a day in my garden, I am always surprised by how much everything grows.

  3. That is amazing!! I wish we could start getting tomatoes!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. How fun- I never get over that feeling of amazement when the veggies grow big. :-) Thanks for sharing at the TGP.