Today I want to share what some of my garden looks like. Finally I have tomatoes! I am also really looking forward to what looks like a bounteous harvest of acorn and butternut squash. I have more zucchini to blanch and freeze, and lots of basil. As always, here at 6000 feet above sea level, I feel blessed that my garden grew (and still grows).
I couldn't resist showing you some of my flowers too. I start the clematis from seeds I save every year. I cut it back and keep a bunch of the pods. I put the pot in the garage over winter. In the spring, I shake out seeds from the dry pods into the soil and set it out in the sun. In late spring and early fall the flowers are amazing. In the pots on my front porch I replaced the dying annuals with mums. They will be pretty way into October - or at least until it snows a couple of times. Fall is coming, you can see it in the edges of the leaves in some of our trees. Pretty soon we'll drop below 60 degrees at night and they will start to turn. I love fall. I just wish it lasted longer.