Friday, August 31, 2012

The Greatest Pumpkins



Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot
cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
~~Jim Davis 

(Can't quite figure out if this is the Jim Davis who is the "father" of Garfield,
or the one who is the "father," aka "Jock Ewing," on Dallas)

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A few blocks from my house I came across this beautiful pumpkin garden. Not only have they grown amazing pumpkins, they have done it in a really creative, and beautifying place. 

We have tried, on more than one occassion, to grow pumpkins, and have had consistent, significantly-poor results.  I chose to think it just couldn't be done in our area. 

Obviously I was wrong.  Probably, my whatever-is-opposite-of-green thumb is playing a major role, but we're going back to the drawing board.  More research, and we'll try again next year. 

Coming in 2013: Pumpkins for all my friends!


8 comments:

  1. I have a silicon thumb (maybe not opposite of green, but that's what others call it:) and this is amazing to me - amazing picture to boot! I agree heartily with Jim Davis, pumpkin pie deserves its own food group :)

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    1. These people don't even hava a touch of silicon! I was at Bed Bath & Beyond today, and they had the Pumpkin Pie candles on sale. Only 20 or so days til Fall!

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  2. Now you know I would love this one, Adele. Terrific!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Very impressive. Certainly a piece of American essence of autumn. Please have a good new month.

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    1. It is impressive, isn't it? I wish I had a bit of this talent...

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  4. Save one for me! I find the best vegetables are the result of dedicated gardeners. Weeds, not so much.

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    1. You'll be on the top of my list, for the 2013 crop! Bummer that you should say that - I grow excellent weeds...

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