A Fall Update.

The calendar says fall, the air is a bit cooler and the days are noticeably shorter.  But there still is a lot going on in the garden.

A lot is going on in the kitchen as well.  Tomatoes and green beans are prepared for freezing,

002zucchini is turned into delicious spicy bread, and eggs with just harvested potatoes are enjoyed for lunch almost every day!

Some brave flowers continue to bloom and will do so ’til frost.   I am forever grateful for them!


My Milkweed plants were finished blooming so I divided them.  All the rain in our forecast will keep them well watered so hopefully they will ‘take’ and I will have enough of them to become a certified ‘Monarch Way-Station’ next year. (More about that in my next post).

Here is what else is going on:


I scored some windows off the ‘free’ page on Craigslist. Someone had taken them out of their camper and didn’t have any use for them.


They fit like a charm and even still had the hinges on! Now my gals have some fancy windows for these colder nights.


My sedum is starting to bloom. I love this plant.


A gladiola leans against one of my birdhouses – I mean spider house!


Did I complain awhile ago that nothing was blooming?


I love zinnias and so do the butterflies.


I broke my original gazing ball but got this metal one at the thrift store. Next year I will group even more canas around it and put lilies in the foreground.


Another find from the Craigslist free page. She was missing the ball she once held so I gave her a teacup.


I saw this coneflower on sale at Lowes and just fell in love with the color and the fact that it is a shorter, mounding variety.

I must run out and get some tulip and daffodil bulbs to plant.

But first I need to make wine out of the grapes I picked from my friend Robin’s garden.


Also – Note to self:  Plant Brussels Sprouts and winter squash next spring.  (What was I thinking?)


Yard ‘art’ of thrift store glass I glued together.


6 bored girls! “Please Mom, hurry up and finish harvesting so we can get out and free range!”

What is going on in your fall garden and kitchen right now?


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara Faust
    Sep 16, 2014 @ 13:49:48

    Thanks for another enjoyable and informative read.
    So Ruth, what do you do with ALL your spare time?

    Liked by 1 person


  2. morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer
    Sep 15, 2014 @ 01:12:56

    The Sweet 100 tomatoes are in full swing after getting a late start this spring. My pride of gardening, the angel trumpet ( brougmansia) is open and fragrant at night. It’s a beautiful plant. When I first saw it I couldn’t believe that that whole tree (about five or six feet tall) is started from scratch every year.



  3. Steven Criger
    Sep 14, 2014 @ 22:11:01

    free range them chicks

    Liked by 1 person


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