Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sunshine Award & Summer Garden Share

No craft today.  But I do have a few things to share.  I'd like to thanks Barbara at
Barbara's World of Whimcees for this Sunshine Award.

 Barbara is very creative and talented in many ways. I couldn't sew a straight line and Barbara sewed one doll after another.  And lately, Barbara added  written stories to her creations.  So creative!  Thank you again Barbara for sharing this award with me.

Next, I wanted to share my mother-in-law's  garden.  From late Spring to mid Fall, this is what my mother-in-law back yard looks like.

She grew two rows ( 25 feet long each row) of SUPER LONG string beans.

Each string beans grew up to over 24 inches long.  That was my kitchen floor tiles.  Each tiles measure 12" x 12" and that string bean was longer than two tiles.  I showed it to my neighbors and they suggested that I should send it to the Guiness World Book of record.  May be I should consider sending it.

Two rows (at least 15 feet) of bitter melons.

Here is a picture of the bitter melon fruit.  We cooked them when they were still green.  Yes, they were  bitter but we love them. I ate them both raw or cooked.

More vegetable, the empty spot was for different Greens.  Her favorite was Bok choy.

Two apple trees.  This one is my favorite.

There were more: different kinds of tomatoes and winter melon.  All Summer long and into Fall, they would just eat vegetables from their back yard.    Everything that she grew was organic.  Enviromentally friendly and amazingly healthy to have!

Thanks for taking a peak!



Whimcees said...

Hi Helen!

Thank you for the very kind words! I am happy that you liked the award - you certainly deserve them all for your wonderful blog and your exceptional skills! :<)

I love the garden - it is fantastic! Your mother-in-law is an expert gardener!

Wishing you a great day today!


Barbara Diane

Cat said...

Love the garden pics...reminds me of my dad's garden:) He grows the string beans as well as tomatoes, eggplants, okra...etc.

Congrats on the sunshine reward too...you have a wonderful blog:D