Welcome! As "Annie in Austin" I blog about gardening in Austin, TX with occasional looks back at our former gardens in Illinois. My husband Philo & I also make videos - some use garden images as background for my original songs, some capture Austin events & sometimes we share videos of birds in our garden.
Come talk about gardens, movies, music, genealogy and Austin at the Transplantable Rose and listen to my original songs on YouTube. For an overview read Three Gardens, Twenty Years. Unless noted, these words and photos are my copyrighted work.
Here is Philo's staked vegetable garden, which has a mix of peppers and tomatoes, including both old and new varieties. Many came from the Sunshine Community Garden Sale held in Spring. The depressingly early hot spell meant the peppers refused to set fruit. Even with careful hand watering, the weather was hard on the heirloom tomatoes. The workhorse tomatoes like Juliet and Celebrity may be viewed with scorn by the guys in the heirloom forums, but they give you a crop, by gum! I like to keep a bowl of Juliets on the kitchen counter, handy to pop a couple as one passes through the room.