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Feline Friday – #106 – Tomatomania


descanso gardens

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.

tomato bowl

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…

Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

15 thoughts on “Feline Friday – #106 – Tomatomania

  1. The tomatoes are utterly amazing. You said they were reaching for the sky…they sure are! Too bad you can’t mail them!!


  2. Frankie and Freddie are amazing too!


  3. Oh my word! The tomato plants did go crazy. Do you do any canning, Rosyln? That photo of Frankie is priceless! Happy weekend.


    • I’m sure I will find ways to use up the crop! I eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! When I had a “real” garden I did a lot of freezing and bottling of various veggies.

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  4. Evidently tomatomania is highly contagious!


  5. Wow! Great crop for a pot tomato!


    • I am the envy of all my gardening friends! But they don’t have Freddie as caretaker…

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      • I tried a pot tomato about 2 years ago. It was somewhat successful but I don’t have a really good sunny spot for a pot. My trees have grown. My garden is very sunny but it takes so much more work.


      • That part of my deck gets sun eight hours a day… when there is sun… during May Gray and June Gloom I thought they would never grow or ripen… but with a few days of full sun all that pent up energy went kablooey! But I have to fertilize and sprinkle soil on every two weeks and water water water… so yes, it is a lot of work… not sure I’ll attempt this again next year!


  6. Brilliant. xπŸ˜»πŸ’œπŸΎπŸΎ

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  7. That is a big daily haul of tomatoes! Frankie appears to enjoy them ,and likes getting the pick of the crop.


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