Dad is conscientious about watering and fertilizing my plants, and you can see here how the pots of cherry tomatoes, and basil and other herbs are clustered together to make that job a little easier. However, while Mom was in St Louis, we had a lot of rain, and my biggest basil plant (seen here in happier times) actually suffered from a waterlogged pot. We are trying to resurrect it now.
We have a steady stream of small cherry tomatoes, that usually don't even make it into the kitchen, but are eaten right off the plant!
I am going to let Mom post some pictures from the gardens she visited in St Louis. This first one was taken at the Missouri Botanical Garden, in the Japanese Garden:
Outside the Conservatory at the Butterfly House there was a small garden, that included this pond and statue of a little girl with a butterfly:
And Mom got to take several walks in Forest Park, which has a beautiful Grand Basin with lovely fountains:
as well as lots of other lovely areas. These pretty foliage plants are outside The Boathouse:
and this the a zoomed view of the World Pavilion looking back from the Grand Basin area.
Okay, Mom, now can I have my blog back?