Critters enjoy refuge in the garden just as I do. This little one surprised me.
Dahlias thrive here. Next year I’ll plant more.
Today I spent much time pulling out annuals at the end of their season’s glory, and transplanting a fuschia and some Alysum. Not frost tolerant, Allysum does self-sow. I’m not sure if it will pull through the winter. Oops. Forgot to photograph. I just love the Alyssums’ scent.
Favas are coming up. It will be a fun challenge finding recipes as I’ve never prepared them.
An Orca Pear, kindly gifted from a friend, is being coaxed to straighten out with twine guy-lines. Eventually, a garden shed will tuck into the back right hand corner of this picture where the blue worm bin is. “Shed” is an inadequate moniker for the sturdy, hand-crafted, beautiful structure Pete has planned.
Spinach and a nasturtium sprouts duke it out for space. I don’t have the heart to pull out either.
Mustard green starts:
I also planted some Lacinato Kale seeds, more nasturtium seeds and several varieties of garlic. I’ve never gardened through a winter (other than pots of flowers on a No. CA deck). This is an experiment in process. Multi-colored chard is well established and will be welcomed throughout the cool months.
I’ll keep you posted!