Garden Update ~ Butterflies, Blooms, Garden Tower Project and More

People keep asking me, “How was your garden this year?”

To which I reply, “It was good, but it’s still growing.” Although I have moments when I think I’d feel fine to have everything tucked away for winter, fall is really one of my favorite times in the garden. It’s butterfly season, for one, and even with those thousand bulbs I planted last year for this year’s spring, we still have more blooms in September than we do in April or May. Here are this week’s photos:

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Last Sunday’s bouquet for David’s mom.

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So many butterflies this year! Here’s one of several at a time that like to sip from red zinnias.

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The cushaw squash continue to grow. This one is about twice the size of the other one. I accidentally cut off two babies while trying to tame the vine, but these should be plenty! Last year I needed to give away three giants.

The Garden Tower put on another rush of growth. We now have so many ripe eggplants we’ll need to make baba ganoush. Oh, the sacrifice!

Not visible in the photos are some tiny spinach, broccolini and cilantro sprouts started for a late season harvest. Something ate a few of them, but we should still get some yummies.

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The scabrosa rose is blooming and making its trademark large, tasty hips.

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Haus Am See’s herb spiral and asparagus hedge continue to fill in.

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We’ve got cosmos galore.

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Welcome to my jungle!

5 responses to this post.

  1. So beautiful! Love your jungle Laura.

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  2. Posted by Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature on September 12, 2016 at 1:02 am

    What a fabulous jungle it is!

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  3. Thank you, James!

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  4. Smiles and thank you, Mary!

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  5. […] beds, but I got these huge, handled garden bags on a super discount. They and a strawberry filled Garden Tower will allow me to have a productive garden even as I observe the yard for more permanent hardscaping […]

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