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Saturday, July 30, 2011
Happy Birthday Dad!
Dad is an excellent gardener. He and his dad used to kind of, well compete with their gardens and tomatoes. Sister remembers whenever they would visit her grandpa's house when she was little- he would show her dad all of his plants and dad would compliment his dad, and then when grandpa would go to our house- his dad would compliment him on all he did.
But the truth was, even to sister when she was a little girl- there was no comparison. Dad's plants always grew stronger and taller and towered above her as a child. And she doesn't remember her grandpa's plants even coming close. She never really understood how her grandpa could try to pass of his tomato as the real thing- it was like a play garden in comparison.
Here are some shots of my dad's accomplishments - for this year.
A nice bell pepper growing happily on the plant.
Some tomatoes- remember, all the red ones are already picked- dad goes out everyday and cleans them all out way before sister gets here.
When she got here this time- dad already had three giant baskets sitting on the deck.
some white egg plant
a red bell pepper from his NEW garden in the back. yes, dad has like 2 or three gardens.
more white eggplant from the new garden.
Grape vine growing- we will have grapes this year!
we have never grown grapes before!
Red myrtle tree dad just planted- this will be great for shade back here :)
The side view of the first garden.
So to us, we have never seen a garden that compares to dad's.