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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

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. 

Happy birthday dad! 
Hoping it's great!


The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad! His garden is pawsome!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Duke said...

Happy birthday to your dad, Isis! His garden is just beautiful!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Teddy Bear said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad, Isis. He is one pawesome gardener!!!

Teddy Bear & Sierra

Jans Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday, Isis' dad!

It's always nice to see the results of a green thumb. We generally only get to see the results of Jan's black one.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

My Doggy Nanny's Day is TODAY!


White Dog Blog said...

Hope your dad's birthday was very happy and filled with wonderful things. Truly he is a Master Gardener and Sister captures his successes so beautifully! Isis, I am sure your help adds a little Eskie magic to whatever grows in your yard.