Friday, September 30, 2011

Amaranthus in Bloom

Amaranthus mixed in among the potatoes and zinnias. This variety is most often called "love lies bleeding."

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Beans: Good and Plenty

My sweet daughter helped me pick this batch. I'll trim them, blanch and then freeze.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Orange-y Red Zinnia

I wish I had planted more of these superstars. Well, next year.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

White Tomato

 I was wondering why this huge tomato wasn't turning red...the tag says it is a Great Northern White tomato. Well, actually light yellow. Very sweet with melon overtones. Hardly any seeds.

Monday, September 19, 2011


About the size of a salad plate. This is the last showy bloomer each season. Each blossom lasts just one day.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Junkyard Dog...and Cat

My Art in the Park treasure this year...a dog chasing a cat.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Oh. Autumn IS on the Way

The trees know. The first day of autumn comes next week.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Green Beans

About a month late...but here they are. Some for fresh eating, the rest will be blanched and frozen.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


OK, so we won't be making any wine yet...but we do have a few handfuls of grapes ready for snacking. I put in vines two years ago. Next year could be big.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Little More

Finally getting a tomato harvest groove going. I our future.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Bumble Bee Rescue

This guy somehow wound up in the garage. It was cold and he was moving slowly. We gave him a ride outside, where he warmed up on a flower.

Monday, September 5, 2011

We Grew IDAHO!

The first round of harvesting. I have two other mystery potato plants that aren't ready yet. I *think* these are Yukon golds. Potatoes are ready to harvest about a week after the vines die down.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Juvenile robin learning to get his own dinner.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Multi-Colored Morning Glories

It's interesting to see the variations in blues and purples on these vines.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hello Sunflower

A cheery volunteer in the garden.