These are pictures of the vegetable garden in the late afternoon yesterday. All of the plants, with the exception of the peppers and tomatoes (which were planted in the spring and "over-summered", were planted with seeds in late August.
We thought the seeds were acorn squash but now believe we have butternut squash.
Pickling cucumbers starting to grow up the trellis.
Another patch of cucumbers.
Bush beans (blue lake) are coming up.
View of bell and jalapeno peppers.
The tomatoes are ragged looking (on the left) but they are covered in blossoms. We are hoping for a fall crop - we have seen some bees, hopefully they are doing their job. The asparagus in the center raised bed needs another haircut.
The bell pepper plants are lush now.
On to the flowering plants around the house - we don't have many in bloom now, but I'll share for the sake of remembering. This is a perennial blue salvia and attracts hummingbirds. It dies back each winter and then comes back to bloom most of the summer and into fall.
After all the rain in May, we then had a very dry summer. We just had the shrubs in the front yard trimmed and are replacing some of the plantings - the 3 red yuccas here were just put in. We had mulch spread too. So far we have had 12 cubic yards spread in the front garden beds and it still isn't finished. We still have to get the mulch put in the back yard beds too.
A large agave we put in.
The red yuccas we planted are blooming now.
We found a huge paper wasp nest.
Well, that's all for now. Enjoy the cool fall weather!