The vegetable garden is done except for some late-turning tomatoes. I did a harsh pruning of the plants in hopes to hurry the ripening process. They look pretty pitiful - much like Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree - but that doesn't matter. Especially since the rest of the garden is pretty much empty anyway except for the birdbath and Marigold ring.
The output of the garden this year was the best of any garden I've planted. I even had to give away squash and I love that stuff.
|Squash and Tomato Treats|
Also, my one last, large Buttercup Squash that was in the garden split in four places rendering it useless. I already have two large and two small so that wasn't a big deal, but I hate seeing the waste of such a beautiful gourd.
But, I have enough for the fall holidays and that's all that really matters.
|Zoe watches over the gourds|
The only thing I really have to take care of right now are the front flower gardens. They're doing very well without much help due to the recent nice weather and daily showers. Even my petunias made an astounding recovery.
|Front Garden - Stage Left|
|Front Garden - Stage Right|
The season's almost over but the work is not. But really, is it really ever done? ;)