Gardening

Fall is such a great season in the garden. Here are some fall photos from our yard.

Spiders Gone Wild
On a recent Saturday morning, with thick fog and cool temperatures, we found our front yard full of spiderwebs on all of the shrubs and fence. A few weeks later and we would have been perfectly decorated for Halloween!

Black-Eyed Susan
Rudbeckia or Black-Eyed Susan is one of my favorite perennials because it blooms for a long time and is very durable. I found this cute planter at a yard sale. Who could resist?

Artichoke
Artichokes have a vibrant periwinkle bloom. It's hard to capture the blueish tinge to this flower. The photo is more on the purple side.

 

Start of the Harvest
Here is one of the first harvests of zucchini and tomatoes from our garden. I planted twice as many tomato plants this year as I should have. But we've been enjoying them, especially the cherry tomatoes. In addition I learned about Blossom-End Rot, which is a calcium deficiency easily corrected by more consistent watering. A lesson learned for next year!

Fall Update
The front planting strip garden in all its fall glory! The marigolds in the front bloomed all summer long and into the fall. They look great against the large rock behind them. Next year I'm going to make a few changes near the curb. Instead of strawberry plants, I'll put in stepping stones and ground cover, maybe some of the "Steppables" plants, to make it easier to get in and out of our vehicles!


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