previous
  • 10 Combinations for Shade
    10 Combinations for Shade
  • Using Containers as Elements of a Design
    Using Containers as Elements of a Design
  • Indoor Seed Starting Materials List
    Indoor Seed Starting Materials List
  • Rex Begonias
    Rex Begonias
  • Plant Finder: Spring Plants
    Plant Finder: Spring Plants
  • NEW Video Series: There's a Better Way
    NEW Video Series: There's a Better Way
  • Go Green on the Patio
    Go Green on the Patio
  • Bold and Beautiful Zinnias
    Bold and Beautiful Zinnias
  • Get your FREE Everyday Roses download now!
    Get your FREE Everyday Roses download now!
  • Black Plants Done Right
    Black Plants Done Right
  • Garden Design Basics
    Garden Design Basics
  • Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid
    Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid
  • Seed Starting in Speedling Trays
    Seed Starting in Speedling Trays
  • 20 Gardenworthy Self-Sowers
    20 Gardenworthy Self-Sowers
  • Building Better Borders
    Building Better Borders
  • DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis
    DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis
  • Planting the Right Way
    Planting the Right Way
  • 10 Seed-Starting Tips
    10 Seed-Starting Tips
  • 3 Ways to Design with Containers
    3 Ways to Design with Containers
  • Pick Plants for Fragrance
    Pick Plants for Fragrance
  • Homegrown / Homemade
    Homegrown / Homemade
  • How to Grow Mustard
    How to Grow Mustard
next

Garden Photo of the Day

Garden Photo of the Day

A second year in Christine's Quebec veggie garden

comments (18) November 29th, 2013 in blogs
MichelleGervais Michelle Gervais, Senior Editor
102 users recommend

2 WAYS TO ENLARGE: Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.
2 WAYS TO ENLARGE: Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.
2 WAYS TO ENLARGE: Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.
2 WAYS TO ENLARGE: Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.
2 WAYS TO ENLARGE: Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.
2 WAYS TO ENLARGE: Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window. Click the image to enlarge.

2 WAYS TO ENLARGE: Click directly on the photo to enlarge in a pop-up, or click HERE to see this image, larger, in a new browser window.

Photo: All photos courtesy of Christine Fitzgerald

We last heard from Christine Fitzgerald a little over a year ago, when she shared her very first vegetable garden with us (refresh your memory HERE). Today she's back with an update on how the second year went! She says, "I am a bit late sending these but here are some photos from my vegetable garden in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, in Canada. I also included some photos of my bounty and a few of the critters that made my garden their home for the summer.   This year was my second year gardening and as with my first, the tomatoes did incredibly well given the cold mornings and evenings that we experienced this summer.  I went a bit overboard this year and planted close to 20 varieties! While I did not plant any seed potatoes, lots grew from leftovers from last year. My hard neck garlic, Romano yellow beans, and italian purple climbing beans did well, as did the rhubarb. For some reason my summer squash and cucumbers did not grow as well as last year. I think summer just got a late start this year. I can't wait until next spring!" Me too, Christine! Brrr.....

**** I'm still looking for photos, everyone! While I've got a bunch of great submissions in reserve, I can always use more. Pull together some snapshots you took in your garden this season and send them in! Email them to GPOD@taunton.com. Thanks! ****

______________________________________________
Want us to feature YOUR garden in the Garden Photo of the Day? CLICK HERE!
Want to see every post ever published? CLICK HERE!
Want to search the GPOD by STATE? CLICK HERE!
Check out the GPOD Pinterest page! CLICK HERE!

 

 



posted in: Canada, Quebec

Comments (18)

blue_nigella writes: Christine, Wonderful second year garden! Yes, your collage is worthy for framing and displaying. You have such a bountiful collection of tomatoes too. When I was preparing my rattty looking end of season tomatoes for salad tonight, hubby asked me if they were last year's tomatoes :) You do very well with your existing sunlight conditions. Posted: 10:09 pm on November 29th
greengenes writes: Well done, Christine! Wonderful tomatoes! I can already smell them! Wish I could grow them like that..maybe this next year. It looks like you have a great deer fence as well. They have been around our place this fall...hm....anyways have fun deciding what to plant for next year! You are a great gardener of food! Posted: 4:50 pm on November 29th
meander1 writes: Aarchman07030, you're so sweet to ask...since I tormented myself by taking pictures, I am toying with the idea of submitting them to the Guinness Book of World Records in the EPIC FAIL category...I could be the grand winner! Well, at lest no lives were lost because of my mystifying ineptness. I had a Pillsbury refrigerated premade as my back-up to press (literally) into service. tntreeman saw my pictures via email and his response was "I will have cake,please"...so funny and totally appropriate! Posted: 2:42 pm on November 29th
Meelianthus writes: Christine ~ Your vegetable garden is lovely - and so neat! I am so envious of those luscious tomatoes. I can't seem to grow tomatoes at all, just don't have enough sun in my gardens.
Your collage is just outstanding - especially the little yellow spider. What a shot! Posted: 2:05 pm on November 29th
Aarchman07030 writes: This Urban Gardener can only look on with envy and awe at your bounty, Christine--congratulations.

And now the question that must surely be on everyone's mind:

Meander1--How did your pie crust turn out???

My late Mother was a talented baker whose perennial Achilles heel as pie crusts. She rarely produced a crust that didn't look, ummmm...special. None of us would have traded them in for a perfect, store-bought crust in a million years and we all still have a sentimental fondness for "disaster" pies.... Posted: 12:58 pm on November 29th
GrannyMay writes: Good for you Christine! There is absolutely nothing as great as harvesting your own vegetables and fruit! All the hard work is forgotten. And saving their beauty in photos doubles the reward! Love both the collage and the tomato photo! Posted: 10:11 am on November 29th
GreenGrammy writes: Congratulations, Christine--beautiful job. Those tomatoes are gorgeous, and I agree you need to enlarge and frame that photo. Don't you just love those heirloom varieties? Winter has come early here in northeast Ohio, so I too am longing for spring already! Posted: 8:52 am on November 29th
tractor1 writes:

I love seeing others vegetable gardens and Cristine's is so bountiful, and practical and utile with its shredded bark mulched paths and beds enclosed with salvaged tree trunks... Christine, your vegetable garden is very functional, looks like you've been vegetable gardening for decades. And I too like that collage, especially all those critters. This company has a great array of vegetable seeds, check out the ones from Italy: http://www.lakevalleyseed.com/Default.asp
Thank you, Christine.
Posted: 8:44 am on November 29th
tntreeman writes: meander1, teasing and banter is always welcome and you're right hats are my trademark and being a landscaper in the weather all the time they are a necessity. no livestock here so as i told AnneK,,,,,,i'm all hat and no cattle. Posted: 8:44 am on November 29th
mainer59 writes: You are so productive in such a small space. It's impressive. Mont-Tremblant usually means skiing, not gardening. Have you been yet? I've been to our closest resort, Sunday River, once this year already and am almost through with gardening 2013. Posted: 8:37 am on November 29th
pattyspencer writes: Oh how I wish I had had even one 10th the veggie garden you have - wow!! So jealous!! lol Love it!! Posted: 8:23 am on November 29th
meander1 writes: Hey, Jeff, meant to comment yesterday...like your new pic and glad you're still sporting your trademark hat so, right away, we know it's you. However, you seem to be glancing down so shyly...are you testing us not to tease you? Posted: 8:17 am on November 29th
meander1 writes: Hi, Christine, after yesterday's over-eatathon down here in the states, your array of healthy and low calorie vegetables looks particularly alluring. That collection of tomatoes is absolutely gorgeous and, if you haven't done it already, you should enlarge that picture and have it framed...it is a work of art in its composition. Oops, just got a poke from Mother Nature saying she wants some credit also! And, the collage is also beautiful...so many harmonious colors and textures. You have a wonderful eye and a very green thumb.
Posted: 8:09 am on November 29th
Quiltingmamma writes: Well done. I like the collage last photo - particularly the angle of that scape. Posted: 7:44 am on November 29th
GardenGrl1 writes: Beautiful photos, Christine. Your garden is awesome and it definitely shows that you put a lot of research and hard work into the creation of it. I'm feeling inspired for next spring already! Thank you for sharing! Posted: 7:35 am on November 29th
wGardens writes: A great display of tomatoes... I'm envious! Deer took ALL mine this year... never bothered them at all last year! Congratulations on a fine bounty from your second year of gardening! Posted: 6:35 am on November 29th
tntreeman writes: christine, those tomatoes make my mouth water. for me,,,,,summer tastes like a tomato Posted: 6:09 am on November 29th
dirtgirl1949 writes: Well done Christine, a wonderful display of the crops from your veg patch. Thanks for sharing with other vegie growers. Posted: 4:34 am on November 29th
You must be logged in to post comments. Log in.