But, we’ll get the last laugh now that we are getting a mess of beans all ready for pickin’! In case you don’t know what a mess of beans is….down South, that’s enough beans to fill a pot for dinner.
From by the front door beans on the fence….
They are loving all the sun they get here and hubby has already picked them twice.
I snipped off the ends, cut them up with a little bacon, salt and pepper and simmered them for about an hour.
And they were yummy with rosemary roasted red potatoes and some BBQ pork from the crockpot. We LOVE this time of year with the fresh veggies. It was not unusual when we were growing up to only have vegetables for dinner, no meat, like hubby and I did recently. Oh, and the creamed corn and crowder peas (I think that’s what they are) are from my parent’s garden. My mom freezes all of this from their yearly bounty and shares. Love that!
And see what else is blooming outside right now. My stargazer lilies are looking as beautiful as ever, so I decided to bring them inside to really enjoy them on the breakfast table.
I’ve got 3 plants going and each plant has at least 5 blooms. Ahhhh!
There’s nothing prettier to me!
And see what’s hanging out in the window? Yep, all those fresh picked ‘maters from our little garden.
How’s your garden growing? Are you enjoying flowers or food or both? We desperately need some rain right now, but we’re enjoying both.
I’m joining Julia today for Hooked on Fridays, since I’m hooked on home grown veggies.
I’m working today with my designer friend, Mary and am happy to be doing that again. We haven’t worked together since last year when she brought back her original assistant who really needed to work. So, I’m excited to have a couple more jobs this next week with Mary. We always have a blast! I won’t be able to take pics unfortunately.
And here’s some great news that a reader passed on to me. American Blinds and Wallpaper has the beadboard wallpaper in stock. I had to locate the exact page it was on, the pattern # is #17267 and the price is $23.07 per roll with free shipping and that’s better than what I paid, so here’s the link for you:
If anyone does order from them, I’d appreciate it if you could click on their link in my right sidebar to get there and then put in the pattern # to locate it. I had to click on wallpaper and then put in the pattern # to bring it up. If anyone buys from that button, I get a small commission on sales. And this is one product that I don’t mind bragging on! Thanks a bunch.
Edited to Add: I just found out the link above is to UN-pasted wallpaper (not prepasted), so glue would have to be used (which might be better if you are using it on furniture or something), but here’s another link to Graham-Brown directly for the one that I used. Sorry for any misunderstanding on this:
Graham-Brown Beadboard Wallpaper
Sandi McBride says
Oh Rhoda, I love it! The last laugh indeed! If it were by your kitchen you know we'd call that the kitchen garden…you have a front door garden, how perfectly natural!!! Enjoy the beans and maters…okra (okrie) would be a pretty thing to plant with that hibiscus flower turning into yummy eats! Consider it?
It is a bit surprising to see beans growing at your stately front door. However I think it is perfectly fine as long as you don't put one of those plywood made figures of a lady's rear. lol They had those in Indiana in the gardens. It always looked like the view of someone picking something. lol
There is nothing better than fresh green beans. It was the question my father would always ask who ever I was dating at the time. And I believe that he measured their worth by. lol It went like this:
" Did you ever Pick any beans?"
To which I would say, OH daddy!!
However I got me a bean pickin man and we have been happy for many years now. Must be something to it.
Misti of Studio M Designs says
Good morning Rhoda- Those beans look delicious! We usually have so much fat in ours that you are afraid to look at the leftovers…I think they are even better the second day, after you skim off the extra fat that is. LOVE THEM! Maybe next summer we will be back to growing a small garden. Have a great weekend!
Your veggies and lillies look fantastic! Thanks for the tip on the wallpaper. I just ordered mine :).
Eclectic Pink Rose says
I know exactly what a mess of anything is…plenty for cookin', cannin', and sharin'!! LOL! Great job, yours look delish!!
Mrs. Trixi says
We are hooked on fresh veggies here too. I put up 12 qts. of peas yesterday. Our is coming in good but this heat with no rain is not helping much. Your green beans look so good!!
Bill @ Affordable Accoutrements says
Those pictures are making me HUNGRY! I haven't had breakfast yet and, while veggies aren't usually what I crave with my 1st cup of coffee, yours look mighty tasty!!! I'm especially envious of what's sitting on your window sill — I'm hoping the local farmers market has some this weekend. Can't wait for that burst of flavor from a homegrown tomato that lets us know summer is here in full-force — the good part, not just the heat and humidity!!!
Speaking of homegrown — I thought folks had to BUY stargazers from a florist — you just walk outside and come back in with a magnificent bouquet!
Hope you and all your readers have a Fantastic Fourth!
Very best regards,
There is truly nothing like the taste of fresh, home-grown veggies. They definitely spoil you! We've got flowers going, but here in Indiana the veggies are still a little behind you Southerners. I've got some green 'maters hanging on the vine and can't wait to make salsa and have the best BLT's ever.
Amanda @ Serenity Now says
Wonderful harvest! The beans looked great. I have a BUNCH of tomatoes on my three little plants out back. This is my first vegetable "garden" so I am so tickled to see those green tomatoes growing out there. 🙂
Runner Mom says
Hey, Rhoda! your mess of beans looks delish!! I'll be over for supper tonight! And, I thought 'maters in the windows was the proper window treatment for summer!!
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Love Being a Nonny says
Love to have a mess of beans!!!!
Fresh veggies from the garden are the best. You are obviously ahead of us, we won't be eating beans or tomatoes from our garden for a while! Have a great weekend.
The Quintessential Magpie says
Rhoda, I'm kind of betting that most people don't know those are beans. LOL! You got 'em fooled! 😉
Love your beans, your lilies, and your tomatoes. You go, girl!
YUM! Love the maters on the window sill! Nothing like good homegrown maters! Oh dear, I'm talkin' like an Alabamian and I love beans too!
Your lilies are gorgeous! I'm just trying to keep my plants alive right now. We need rain!
Hope you have a blessed holiday weekend!
What a great looking plate of veggies! I'm jealous as ours are WAY behind. My sister in Arkansas is talking about some of her veggies that are finished already…we haven't had anything except a few radishes. If you plant it, they will come, just a little slower here in the north!
Love your blog and am a frequent visitor. Beautiful eye candy!
Linda at Lime in the Coconut! says
Ha! I love how you have those beans in your ront yard! Looks like you are getting oodles of them!
And your 'maters look luscious…as well as the beautiful stargazer!
Frugal Fine Living says
There's nothing like fresh veggies from the garden. Everything looks yummy!
Lois Grebowski says
I'm drooling over those photos! I adore fresh beans. Have you had them greek style (with tomatoes?). That's a great way to eat both fruits of your labor.
And those lilies? Simply gorgeous!
It all looks so good Rhoda! How fun to have a veggie garden to be the envy of the neighborhood! We have been enjoying cucumbers and tomatoes from our garden so far, but have several other things growing nicely. I made the first batch of summer pickles yesterday. They look good!
Have a great 4th of July weekend!
Jennifer @ Fiddle Dee Dee
Daisy Cottage says
I'm on my way Rhodie… I'm hungry!! 😉
How awesome is this?? You and Peter will be dining and savoring the fruits of your labor.. how wonderful to have such yumminess literally at your door! Love it! Have fun kids.. that's what it is all about.