Hanging In There | Late Summer In The Garden

zinnia

As much as I don’t want summer to end, I can see the change of seasons starting. The bluestem grasses are sprouting and reaching for the skies. I haven’t seen much goldenrod yet but I’m sure it is there. Even the light in the sky is changing. Summer is easing up, or at least pretending too. The heat hasn’t eased all that much, though one evening it was cloudy and rather enjoyable.

tomatoes
The garden is hanging on. The tomatoes have been producing fairly consistently throughout the season, thanks mostly to the freak cool weather in early-mid July which enabled the flowering tomatoes to set fruit.

skipper3
Butterflies and other pollinators have been all over the tithonia and zinnias this season. I was after a gulf fritillary that was hanging around but of course by the time I got my camera out there it was gone. Hummingbirds have been zipping about, I think I need to get the feeders ready soon. The big migration happens in September.

skipper2

skipper

bee

rubytom

okra2
Okra. The old stand-by for the heat. The four to five rows I did this summer have worked out perfectly. Just enough for me to eat and now I’m at the point to freezing it for later.

okra
I love the flowers but am usually gone when they are open, however I caught them this weekend.

harvest
Not a massive harvest, but suitable.

asparagus beans
Finally getting asparagus beans too.

amishcockscomb
Very excited about the Amish cockscomb that has started to bloom. I’ve always loved this flower and am loving that is blooming now.

How’s your garden doing at the end of summer?

Comments 1

  1. chel wrote:

    My garden is starting to get a little… crispy. The sun is pretty intense right now but I keep reminding myself just a few more weeks until everything will seem different- the light, the air, the energy, the intensity of the heat. One last little push to get my plants through and we can all take a big deep breath! I hate wishing for summer to end when I know so many enjoy it, so I hope everyone (but us) has a lovely Indian Summer and we have a bit of an early fall 🙂

    Posted 12 Aug 2013 at 9:22 am

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