The Milkweed Diaries

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Fall Garden

Even though it was still in the 80s today, the garden looks like fall and the fall projects are in full swing. Here are a few shots from today.

Autumn Joy Sedum in bloom, with a few Red Spider zinnias mixed in:

And being enjoyed by the honeybees...

All Blue potatoes:

Keyhole bed put to sleep for the winter:

Seashells Cosmos in bloom ... I am in love with the frilly, tubular petals:

Winter squash bonanza...

...Neck Pumpkins...including a 9-pounder on top...

...and top to bottom: Uncle David's Dakota Dessert Squash (buttercup), Paydon Acorn, and Zeppelin Delicata...

Red Zinger Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa, also known as red sorrel):

Tried and true Sensation cosmos:

Sunflowers and friends:

Marshmallow in bloom, with one honeybee per flower:

Cosmos Mona's Orange and Memories of Mona:

Ready for radishes to emerge:

Shungiku chrysanthemum, zinnias, cherry tomatoes and basil still going strong, and sunflowers:

Texas Sage and Tithonia:

Silverwhite Silverskin garlic processed, graded, and ready for sale, planting, and eating.

Fall garden seeds...

Mullein and sumac drying...

And a couple of my favorite fall gardening references:

Happy fall, and can I get a "hell yeah" for the forecast for the next week -- highs in the high-60s/low-70s and RAIN!


Dana said...

Gorgeous images. Beautiful squashes and hibiscus and marshmallow and garlic and flowers of all sorts. I miss yall! Wish we were neighbors. Damn.

jack-of-all-thumbs said...

Wow! So much accomplished! I love the keyhole bed concept (forget where I first learned of it....).

All I managed (after days of Irene clean-up) was re-planting 100 strawberry crowns, formerly buried in weeds and just about dried out.

Milkweed said...

Jack, I need someone to school me about how to keep a strawberry bed productive.

DanaD, YES! Let's create a wormhole.

jack-of-all-thumbs said...

And I need to start growing sedum for my bees!