It's Garden Blogger's Bloom Day, hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Lots going on here in zone 6A this time of year -- so much that it's hard to give anything the attention it deserves. There are still vegetables to be harvested, and flowers to scope out, apples to pick and ... we're finally in the mood to bake! Forgive me, but I'm combining 4 posts in one today.
First the Growing:
Peas - "Sugar Ann" is a variety of snap pea that has a very short time to harvest - only 50 days. These were planted around mid-August. Although they're not supposed to need trellising, I think it could have helped. It was nice to have some fall peas, since I neglected to plant them in the spring.
Front door - I've got Autumn Joy and red geraniums in pots, some volunteer nasturtium growing between the steps. The container has Cuban oregano, creeping thyme, oxalis, lavendar, and I've forgotten the name of the plant with the purple veined leaves (please remind me if you know!)
Pentas and petunias still going strong in an old BBQ grill that I converted to a planter. Zinnas still standing strong.
Here are the 3rd generation French Marigolds -- I'll be collecting these seeds again for sure. Nothing looks better this time of year.
We've had lots of stunningly gorgeous sunny fall days, aso we took advantage of it and made two apple picking trips this year, to our local spots, Dr. Davies Farm with our friends Kelly, Aiden and Robby, and to Orchards of Concklin with our cousins.