October 10, 2011
I do, hereby, proclaim this day. .
the summer of 2011 to be the WORST gardening season
of my career. But alas. .my reward for persistence and stupidity. .
The FIRST tomato of the season!!
Mater Sandwich has finally provided a fruit for our labor!! With a few more on the vines that may or may not ripen in time for eating. If they do not ripen before frost. .they will be eaten fried. .and green! YUM!
Either way, I win!!
The brandywine plants are still alive and blooming. .but I didn't really see any tomatoes
on the plants. .nor did I look very hard. .
After all. .it is OCTOBER. .not July.
And frankly, I'm tired of gardening for the year!!
I laughed out loud when I finally looked at the cherry tomato plants. .Check out the little green babies on these!!
There were hundreds. .easily!!
I would have to think that these should ripen before the frost. As far as the forecast runs, the lows are still in the 50's for the next week. .and likely the next week too. These two cherry plants are close together. .and you may find some sort of contraption when the frosts finally are expected. .to help extend this little harvest that finally got started.
The cosmos are finally in full force through out the yard. I love the crisp air and the vibrant colors of fall.
Here are a couple of the Maximillans that I transplanted to this bed last summer. The little pencil spruces will need to get a little taller before they get overshadowed!
The knock out roses are blooming again too.
This little clump of May night salvia will be moved next spring to a different locale, and this area will be returned to the yard.
This salvia, catmint, and jupiter's beard are back in full swing too, and growing together nicely to fill in the spot. Soon, I will have a great assortment of bulbs to plant in the new bed by the cedar fence. I have covered nearly the whole thing in cardboard and straw. A skunk or armadillo has been coming in and working the soil for me as it searches for bugs to eat. We were blessed with 2 days of rain this past weekend, accumulating 1 1/2 inches of much needed moisture here. .so hoping those bulbs will go in really nicely!!
We had a great memorable day trip a few days ago. .photos to follow soon!!
Blessings to you this glorious Monday!