04 October 2008

The Growings On


Since we only work during the school year now, it's nice to see how well our careers will work with our need to garden. As I had mentioned a few posts ago, things in the ground are slowing down. I just started to pull some carrots we planted in the late spring. I still can't get over the difference in taste between our garden carrots and those bought in a supermarket.


Our fall greens are steadily creeping along. A mix of heavy rain and sudden high temperatures slowed things down a bit, but we are back on track to having salads until the December snows roll in.


Even as most of the garden is turning brown, there are still plenty spots of color in some of our surviving flower beds. I forget the name of these things, but they have quickly become one of my late season favorites.

6 comments:

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Your photos are always beautiful.
Those carrots are just begging to be tasted.

Thank you to Meg for stopping by my blog to say such kind and supportive words about my son's injury. It is much appreciated :)

Take Care,
Lisa

Taylor said...

I believe your flower is an Ageratum.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ageratum

I've always loved these because they seem to glow around sunset.

Dee said...

Yes, it's Ageratum. I love that blue in the fall. Glad you're having such a good harvest still.~~Dee

Lemongrass said...

What a healthy looking heads of lettuce. Hope mine look that healthy this season. Did not do well last spring.

notsocrafty.com said...

Your fall greens looks great.

Eva said...

I love Ageratum. It's going gangbusters in my yard right now. Yours is beautiful.

http://trueepicure.com/2008/10/12/green-thumb-sunday-ageratum/