Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Monday, October 12, 2015

End of a Season

Saturday was a beautiful day, perfect for closing down the gardens.  It's hard to believe that another season of growing has come to an end.  As I move the garden art to the garden shed I wonder what will be life like when I next bring these back out to the garden.

I didn't bring out the camera until the chores were done.

Here's the Perennial Garden devoid of the statues and with plants cut back except for the herbs in the right foreground.


I'm trying something new with my pots.  Rather than bring them all to the vestibule I'm going to try to have them weather the winter against the warmth of the south facing wall of the bedrooms.


The deck is cleared and


the porch furniture stacked up.


The raised beds in the vegetable garden have been seeded with an oat and field peas mix as a cover crop.  The parsley is still quite green.


Unrelated: do you see a smudge or light in the upper right corner of all these photos?  Is in on the lens?  I need to check that out.

5 comments:

Dawn Y. said...

Wow! You have really been busy with garden clean-up, Marcia! You have inspired me to get started, too. It always feels so good when everything is tucked away for winter, and the garden (and gardener!) can rest a bit! ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

Tom said...

Over wintering pots against the wall would not work here, you get too cold. I once had a camera doing this, it was not a good thing!

Fun60 said...

You are a very tidy and efficient gardener. I look forward to seeing your new growth next year.

Bonnie K said...

I love your garden! It is peaceful to me. Good luck with the overwintering. I never do well when I try to coddle things that aren't from my zone. I'm not closing mine down just yet, but I'm sure I will have to soon.

Margaret Adamson said...

You have tired up your veggie patch well and I love your veranda.

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