ok, you maybe thinking amazing harvest? 4 pumpkins, really?
But what if I told you I did not plant pumpkins this year...not one!
These pumpkins sprouted in the garden after I added my compost which contained all the garden recyclables from last year. Instead of plucking the sprouts when they sprouted in my tomato patch, I decided to let them do their thang. Although each vine only produced one pumpkin each, it turned out each vine was a different variety, which was pretty cool...
Left to right-Long Island Cheese, Jarrahdale, Kakai, Winter Luxury.
A week in review...
Lots of snuggling with Molly (she REALLY missed me being gone for only 2 days, silly dog)
Working on cleaning the studio (WOW it looks like a hurricane went through, shows can do that)
Managed to give myself a black eye (fell face first on the tile floor, OUCH)
Canned the rest of my tomatoes from the garden (it was a great crop this year)
P.S. if you know of a good under eye concealer, I'd love to know. Mine just makes my black eye a light bluish gray color. Which might look good for Halloween, but not going to the grocery store.
Wow, what a fun fun weekend! Glitterfest was an amazing show!
Thank you to everyone who came to visit...I so enjoy meeting people in person that I only chat with via the internet. I still have a sore throat from all the gabbing! It was a fast pace show, so the day just flew by...
One day we headed over to Roger's Gardens. Always a must when we are in Newport Beach. I still remember the first time my sister, Lynette took me there so many years ago. It's like Disneyland for gardeners! So much fun!
Here is just a little of what we saw (they were all decked out for Halloween)
Had to get a ivy bird cage.
I also loved the plants below them (green and lavender, yum) but I knew they would not survive my zone 7 temps. So sad.
Lots of pumpkins!
These were kind of creepy, but fun
LOVED the beaded spiderwebs!
So much to see
I see the moon.....
I HAD to get a few of these photos!
They so reminded me of Disneyland's The Haunted Mansion. They are old looking photos that changed as you walked by....LOVE them!
So perfect for Halloween!
It was funny, it turned out the guy who makes them was selling at the Glitterfest show.
My dad is participating in the American Heart Walk this weekend in Santa Barbara to help raise money for the American Heart Association (a very worthy cause)
Today I have a couple hearts that I'm donating to this cause. 100% of all the money from the sale of these hearts will be donated to the American Heart Association in your name. Once the purchase is complete, I'll donate the money in your name, which will show up on my dad's donation page.
Or if you'd like to make a donation to the cause (and skip the hearts) you can HERE. (thank you!)
My name is Maria and I live in California (smack dab in the middle) with my husband, Kurt & my chihuahua, Miss Molly. We have one son,Anthonywho graduated from college with a degree in Molecular Biology (so proud) My passion is melting glass and making little works of art (lampwork beads) you can wear. Beekeeping is my newest hobby and so much fun! This blog is my little place in space to share some of the happenings in my life, my studio...
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Earning her daily kibbles, Molly is in charge of shipping and receiving...