I started this blog to get to know other gardeners and track my own garden's progrss. It is a wonderful way to honor the stewardship I have over my plot of ground I have been blessed with. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cute Little Ghords and Other Stuff From My Garden

I love harvest time - our gardens haven't done as well this year in Idaho because of our short summer - our last frost was the end of June and our first fall frost was the end of August.
This is a picture of some of the cute little ghords - they are all so unique! These are all heirloom plants so I am gathering seeds for next years garden - I think my post next week will be about all the seeds I am gathering.
These are a few of the squash.Love these peppers! Can't wait to make Salsa - waiting on the tomatoes to ripen.
A few more peppers

Thanks for stopping by - hope you have a great week!
Today I am thankful for the sunshine and the peace it brings to my soul.

I would love to have you visit me in my Fall Blogging Room

Linking up with Blooming Tuesday and Fertilizer Friday - link in my side bar - be sure and check out all the other gardener's - it is so interesting to see all the different phases garden's in various locations are in.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Pond Area - Micro Climate - Zone 5

Hooking up with Blooming Tuesday and Fertilizer Friday - Links in my side bar
In our side yard area off the living room. This is a view looking out the living room window - it is lovely! In this area because it is surrounded by tree's and close to the house is a micro-climate 5. (This is actually a side shot of thepicture in the header.)
We are a zone 4 and so everything else in the yard is toast but this stays green a little bit longer. Here are a few pictures from that spot - the plants are looking tired and ready to go to sleep for the winter, but they continue to gladden my heart and brighten my eye for a few more days. Top of the Pond
This plant has never bloomed before!
It is a fall plant!
This is one of the pots.

This is another pot.

This is the chinese lantern - they spread like crazy so you have to really keep an eye on them - but I love their cheery little seed pods in the fall!

Thanks for stopping by....
This week I am grateful for the health and strength to garden - truly a blessing in all of our lives.
Have a great week!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fall Happenings At My House

Linking up with Blooming Tuesday and Fertilizer Friday - Permanent links are in my sidebar.
It has frozen here several nights so these are the end of my flowers - they have been so great to me this year - sharing their beauty all through the season. In the next couple of weeks they will be all cut down and ready to go to sleep. We have had a really short summer - our last freeze was mid June and then our first frost this fall the end of Ausgust - poor little tomatoes need heat! It is supposed to be nice this week so I cut back all their leaves and hopefully the sun can do it's thing!
This sunflower is so cheery I had to take a picture against the sky a few minutes ago

Here it is close up.

Pumpkins starting to ripen too - need some sunny days!
Notice the frozen leaves :(

Starting to gather my squash - I ran out of night tonight but this wheelbarrow will be filled several times before I am done.
Thanks for stopping by! Today I am grateful for Fall - I love every part of it!
Have a good week!

I would love for you to stop by my Fall Blog when you have a minute.

Friday, September 10, 2010

28* at My House!

Linking up with Fertilizer Friday link in the side bar.
Fall has officially arrived at my house - it has been down to 28* several nights in a row.
The corn is turning yellow and nearly ready to harvest. These apples need to freeze to turn sweet and be ready to make into applesauce, juice, jam's and pie filling.

The sweet pea's are still sharing their beauty with me!

Thanks for stopping by.
Today I am grateful for the seasons - I love the changes they bring both in the outside and in my personal life.
Have a great week!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Time to Start Harvesting

My vegetable garden is ready to harvest - we had the most wonderful BLT's the other day with tomatoes still warm from the sun and lettuce so fresh fried crookneck squash, I am geting hungry just thinking about it! We wanted to keep eating and eating! It was yummy.

We are supposed to have a freeze tonight, tomorrow night and Tuesday night. I will cover the tomatoes and water the corn, but the rest I am going to let it go. My pumpkins need the sunlight anyway to ripen totally.

We will be canning apples soon - they need to freeze then they will be sweet and ready. Canning Salsa, V-8 Juice, speghetti sauce, peaches and more. Such a great time to preserve this yuumy stuff.

This has been a crazy, chaotic and wonderful summer. The days have sped by I am amazed it is September already.

I would love to have you drop by my Fall Blogs:

Buckets of Fall Ideas

Buckets of Halloween Ideas

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