This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Dad's pumpkin

My parents have a beautiful pumpkin ripening in their garden. A real nice one! The vine is crawling out across the lawn and my dad carefully mows around it. It looks like they will be able to make a nice jack-o-lantern for Halloween. Or a pumpkin pie.

I have bad news about my pumpkin flower - it did not set. Oh well. :(

(My little Olympus Stylus 720SW camera has a lot of trouble with the combination of orange and green - pumpkin and grass. It does great with the blues of water scenery. I've tried hard to adjust the colors to look natural. Here's the original. Aaargg.)

Pumpkin -- Cucurbitaceae spp.

my dad's garden

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Anonymous Soilman said...

I am totally blown away by the quality of your photos. Wonderful sharp detail and lovely composition.

September 16, 2007 1:48 PM

Blogger carletongardener said...


I use Flickr to upload my photos. It allows higher resolution than many upload services. Most of my photos are shown at 500x300px.

I enjoyed visiting you site and have linked to it so I can follow your garden. Thanks for leaving a comment!

September 16, 2007 8:15 PM


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