Yup, we're farmers! A neighbor gave us two tomato plants and they are producing. This plate is about five inches across so it is not a bountiful harvest--these are cherry tomatoes!
When I came back in from taking the tablerunner picture I found Mini holding down this WIP. Thanks, Mini! (Really need to get that one quilted.)
This photo should be titled "Why I should never buy ivy". There is a sad twin to this plant in another room. My record with houseplants that require frequent watering is pretty dismal.
But here is our healthy Golden Rain tree in the front yard. We had it trimmed in late spring and it has filled out nicely and is thickly covered with yellow flower spikes. The tree is only about half grown at about 15 feet tall though we have had it a number of years. While someday it may be tall enough to actually shade the house, only part of the driveway and garage receive any protection from the sun now. Not really reached goal on that one yet! I love this tree because it changes all year--after the flowers bloom there are lantern-like seed pods that turn to golden and orange colors as fall approaches. Finally all the leaves and pods fall off and the tree is bare until spring, when first red leaf buds appear that then turn green. Nice tree!