Tuesday, September 28, 2010

In My Garden

I spent much of Sunday in my severely neglected garden.  Thankfully, it's that time of year where things are more or less taking care of themselves.  (At least that's what I tell myself when I can't make it out there...)

We are still getting lots of lovely veggies.

Some things, I was expecting - tomatoes, peppers...  Other things were complete surprises - beans, gourds (that I did NOT plant)...

I have been slowly learning how to use our camera.  The garden provides lots and lots of opportunities to practice.  Flowers in the garden are always a wonderful sight, but especially at this time of year when everything is settling back to the earth.

Calming Chamomile...

One of my new favorite flowers - four o'clocks.  I love them.

Looks like a hummingbirds dream flower to me, although I have not seen any on them.

My pepper beds - loaded with peppers and zinnias.  This has to be one of my favorite veggie/flower combinations to plant in my garden.

Amongst all the colorful flowers, you can see the beginnings of the gardens winter hibernation.

A lonesome butternut squash peeking out from behind the dying tomato plants.

Happy snapdragons.  How could they not be happy?

And last on the tour of the garden today is the lovely volunteer black-eyed susan that wanders from place to place each year.  She always brings a smile to my face when I notice she has come back to visit.

What's still growing in your garden?  What makes you smile to see this time of year?



Ann said...

Happy pictures for a dreary day.

Whirliegig said...

Oh my goodness! Look at that wonderful harvest. I'm envious of your peppers!! Wonderful job on your crops this year.

alayne said...

Thanks!! I have never in my life grown such lovely peppers! I'm super excited about them too.

Btw, I'm really looking forward to your winter extension of the kindergardens...