The last weekend of March a friend invited me to accompany her to Tomatomania at Descanso Gardens. She wanted to buy tomato plants for her garden. I told her I wouldn’t buy any as I wasn’t sure they would grow on my deck. But of course when we arrived and I saw all those beautiful tomato plants I couldn’t resist buying three. What the heck.
Freddie immediately took up the job of Guardian of the Tomato Plants without regard to his own welfare or safety. That’s the kind of cat he is.
With Freddie as Protector, the tomato plants went crazy in the following three months, taking over the deck.‘
This is a typical crop for one day. The toms come in three colors: black, copper and bright red. They have slightly different flavors accordingly.
Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, there aren’t any chicken or fish flavored tomatoes for the boys. But Freddie evidently appreciates the aesthetic qualities provided by a perfect, round, ripe tom!
While Frankie, on the other hand, is laughing his head off thinking all this fuss about tomatoes is a big joke…