Late August Garden

We’ve still got humid temps in the high 80’s, but the garden reflects a subtle shift from Summer towards Autumn. I love this stage of sedum before the buds turn bright pink then burgundy:

Our fall clematis burst forth its white blooms …

… and I need to harvest and freeze the aronia berries:

The Garden Tower 2 continues to produce loads of greens, although we’re out of lettuce season. I planted spinach, purple mustard and more lettuce, so we’ll see how well those take. It’s a little tricky because most of the empty slots are deeply shaded by full grown greens.

The jury’s still out on my carrot experiment. I harvested one, but I don’t think it had matured enough. It didn’t taste as sweet as I would normally expect. I’m letting the others mature a little more before I harvest them. Regardless of the carrot results, I’m impressed by how much produce I’ve harvested from such a small space — for months now. I photographed all four sides of the Garden Tower 2, in order to show what can be done:

Up front, it’s still dinner plate hibiscus time:

We’ve also got zinnias, ripe tomatoes, shiso and more flowers, herbs and greens, but I’ll save those for another time. Wishing you a beautiful start to your week!

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by diana on August 23, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Love the lushness! xx

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  2. Blown away by your garden tower results

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  3. Lots of pretties and yummies 🌸🥦

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