As for the garden, all I can do is mention the summer harvests and some dramatic growth in other areas.
Both my full size tomatoes were indeterminate, which I will not be getting next year. They set too much fruit all at once for my family to manage. I tore out Ace, leaving Siletz, which is still producing in our mild October. Sungold was, as always, a reliable cherry. I had few bush beans. The lemon cucumbers outdid themselves! There are a few left, but the plants are fading fast. Peppers didn't do well, but they seldom do. I did get a few nice gold ones, and one I forgot turned red and was very sweet.
The biggest change was to the front yard. It is looking nice, if I do say so myself!
|June 29th - two rockroses, golden oregano, Tuscan blue rosemary, and a lavender|
|Same plants on October 16th!|
|Newly transplanted iris - summer|
|October iris - they almost need dividing again!|
|New handrail and day lilies - September (We will be adding a side handrail too.) The Hidcote lavender under the window is doing well. I am slowly adding more flat rocks to the walkway.|
The raspberries I transplanted have spread nicely, and a few new plants have started emerging between the rows.
So, that will do for now. I hope to keep up on this better in the future! I am making a list of what to accomplish before winter hits.