Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fall In the Garden

My garden looks pretty pitiful right now. I need to get out there and clear out all the dead plants.
I need to amend my soil and get it ready for winter.
But I just can't bring myself to pulling out all those living plants!

In my front yard around my shepherd's hook I have these beautiful impatients. My mom gave these to me because she had bought too many. These plants have lasted through 2-3 frosts and 1 hard freeze!

Garden bed 1 is pretty bare. There is 2 huge marigold plants, 2 squares of chives, and a mortgage lifter tomato plant hanging on even after the cold temps we have been having.

Garden bed 2 is a huge mess. I still have tons of tomatoes and tomato flowers on these plants. 
I also have lots of peppers and pepper flowers on my plants.

Bed 3 has a couple of pepper plants, a couple of egg plants, and what is left of my Kentucky Wonder Pole beans. These beans made me so happy this summer. I alternated squares of beans and cucumbers and I had tons of each. We had to give tons away!

Broccoli loves cooler weather. This beautiful broccoli plant is as tall as I am!

I planted one birdhouse gourd start around my gazebo. This is it. It has wrapped itself around my gazebo and has climbed up another of my shepherd's hooks.

This is just one of the three gourds that is in this jumbled heap of vines. I am really hoping to find one more so each of my kids will have one to decorate next summer when they are dried out.

Finally, here is my container garden on my back deck. I have spinach, carrots, lettuces, various herbs, and various mints all growing in these containers.

Well that is a tour of my garden. I am planning on getting out there and clearing it out and getting stuff ready for next growing season.

I am planning on redoing my garden beds as the wood surrounding mine is rotting away.
AND I already have my beds planned out. I know what will be planted where! I can't wait!

Until next time,
Be Blessed

1 comment:

  1. Hi Erin, I love your gourds!! I wish I'd have time to see you when we were in Ohio, but we only had 5 days with the kids and needed to spend all our time with them. Maybe next time we're there! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)