Showing posts with label garden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label garden. Show all posts

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Longwood Gardens.. Hello Pennsylvania…….

MQTlogoa1500x500  Longwood Gardens is an American botanical garden. It consists of over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States in the Brandywine Creek Valley.
For today the: “Flower Garden Walk”
“Find out what makes you kinder, what opens you up and brings out the most loving, generous, and unafraid version of you—and go after those things as if nothing else matters. Because, actually, nothing else does.”
“Figure out what you love to do, then figure out how to get paid to do it.” "Technically, we're all half centaur." “No matter how you decide to spend a little more time on your gestures of giving, the point is just quite simply that you do.”
“Always maintain the attitude of a student. When a person thinks they have finished learning, that is when bitterness and disappointment can set in, as that person will wake up everyday wondering when someone is going to throw a parade in their honour for being so smart.”
“The older I get, the more my parents just seem like absolute heroes to me.”
― Nick Offerman Happy Birthday 6/28/2018 (48)
Setting up for a concert by:: Rhiannon concert I’ve ever been to.

DSC_0450 Thanks for stopping by ‘My Quality Time” Linda and I had a great trip to Pennsylvania. See more of Longwood Gardens in upcoming posts… Have a “Quality Time” day…

"The best way to garden is to put on a wide-brimmed straw hat and some old clothes.  And with a hoe in one hand and a cold drink in the other, tell somebody else where to dig."
-  Texas Bix Bender, Don't Throw in the Trowel  

Saturday, November 18, 2017

2018 Garden Seeds Are Ordered

MQTlogoa Yes. I’m a “Quality Time” Tomato Snob……………… The “garden” consists mostly of tomatoes & peppers but not exclusively.

"The best way to garden is to put on a wide-brimmed straw hat and some old clothes.  And with a hoe in one hand and a cold drink in the other, tell somebody else where to dig." T.B. Bender


celebity “Tomato, Celebrity Hybrid This AAS Award Winner established a new standard for main-crop hybrids requiring multiple disease resistance. Highly adaptable from Canada to the South. Medium sized, globe-shaped fruits are crack-resistant and average 7 oz. Semi-determinate.”


“Tomato, Amish Paste Organic heirloom A long-time favorite heirloom plum.Large for a sauce tomato, Amish Paste's slightly irregular plum-to strawberry shaped fruits avg. 8-12 oz. with excellent flavor. These meaty tomatoes are good in salads and great for processing. A Slow Food USA Ark of Taste variety. Indeterminate.”


Tomato, Burpees Early Pick VF Hybrid.. Fine flavor, gorgeous color, solid flesh! Bears fruits early; delivers bumper crops all summer. Fine flavor, gorgeous color, solid flesh! Bears fruits early, bumper crops all summer. Resists Verticillium and Fusarium wilts.


Tomato, Mountain Magic Hybrid The most disease-resistant tomato we've ever seen. A true breakthrough when it comes to disease-resistance. This scrumptious campari tomato withstands the big three threats besetting tomatoes: late blight, early blight and fruit cracking. Count on a crop of sweet, great-tasting, 2 oz. fruits on indeterminate plants.


Tomato, Damsel Hybrid Proven disease resistance of late blight, verticillium wilt and nematodes. Full Description Dainty, compact, indeterminate plants yield pink, round, beefsteaks with beautiful late blight resistance. ‘Damsel’ offers outstanding heirloom flavor with uniform fruits in the 12 oz. range. Guarantee harvests starting 75 days from transplant.


Pepper, Sweet Great Stuff Hybrid A colossal stuffer at 7" long and 5" wide, ripens from green to dark red. Full Description The right stuffer! This Burpee exclusive produces enormous peppers at 7" long and 5" wide, ripening from green to dark red. Very productive and disease-resistant. Produces excellent yields under varied conditions. Days to maturity are from time plants are set in garden. For transplants add 8-10 weeks. Space plants 18-24" apart.

opalka Opalka Tomatoes the tomato sauce that we made with these tomatoes tasted great. The tomatoes were heavy for their size, very meaty, with only a few seeds. The vines were very vigorous growing to 5 1/2 feet tall. The production was good for such a large tomato. ( I saved the seeds from last years Opalka tomatoes.. great for sauce and taste is great for salads etc. This is a favorite of mine.

tomatoguy Have a great day… Some photos and text from Burpee.


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“A farmer purchased an old, run-down, abandoned farm with plans to turn it into a thriving enterprise. The fields were grown over with weeds, the farmhouse was falling apart, and the fences were broken down.  During his first day of work, the town preacher stops by to bless the man's work, saying, "May you and God work together to make this the farm of your dreams!"   A few months later, the preacher stops by again to call on the farmer.  Lo and behold, it's a completely different place.  The farm house is completely rebuilt and in excellent condition, there is plenty of cattle and other livestock happily munching on feed in well-fenced pens, and the fields are filled with crops planted in neat rows.  "Amazing!" the preacher says. "Look what God and you have accomplished together!"  "Yes, reverend," says the farmer, "but remember what the farm was like when God was working it alone!"


Monday, August 28, 2017

Joe Todd’s Backyard Cafeteria

After feasting on apples all morning I’ll rest for awhile.

buck Photo taken 8/28/2017 about noon… The deer has been in the backyard for a couple hours now.


Hiding out behind what is left of the tomato patch.


Two hunters were dragging their dead deer back to their car. Another hunter approached pulling his along too.
"Hey, I don't want to tell you how to do something ... but I can tell you that it's much easier if you drag the deer in the other direction. Then the antlers won't dig into the ground."
After the third hunter left, the two decided to try it.
A little while later one hunter said to the other, "You know, that guy was right. This is a lot easier!"
"Yeah, but we're getting farther from the truck," the other added.



apples2017 Come on in. There is enough for everyone.



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camping Hope everyone has a great day. Linda and I are getting ready for an “Out West” trip… Should be good for a few blog posts. LOL

Monday, January 09, 2017

Garden Garden Garden Garden

MQTlogoa Any time you are in the garden it is “Quality Time”


I start all my vegetable plants from seeds and really enjoy the whole process….

Now for a few Misc. garden photos:::

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tomatoguy Any time you are in the garden it is “Quality Time”

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