Saturday, November 2, 2013
Garden comments and pics.
The borage was another success. I will grow it again but in a different spot. It is a big plant but the bees loved it. I harvested seeds and will try them out.
And the cypress vine was a a beautiful success. Not only is it a pretty flower but the hummingbirds often went to it before going to the feeder. Next season I will put it in the container rather than in a pot on the fence. I collected seeds from it also.
Bee balm, didn't do well. I made the mistake of putting it along side the pineapple sage which turned into a much bigger plant than I expected. But it might turn out a success if a new stand comes up from the roots. I still have seeds from this year to try again if it doesn't.
This one is pretty, isn't it? We found it at the big farm market in a town just a bit north of us. I was intrigued by the unfamiliar trumpet shaped blossoms. For a while, I toyed with the notion of bringing it inside for the winter but it sheds blossoms all over and it would have been a pain to clean up. I saw some other types of begonia that might be interesting next year.
The chamomile did not do well at all. I did not expect the tomatoes to go wild. I had difficulty getting into that area. I will put in chamomile nest year--in a better spot.
The tomatoes did as well as last year. I got a lot of cherry tomatoes--so many we were actually tired of them. All of the tomatoes were very slow this year and we were left with a lot of green tomatoes at the time my gardens went into shade (after fall equinox). The did not really ripen. They went mushy before they turned red. Next year I will reduce the tomatoes to only two sauce style plants. For the rest we will visit our farm markets more frequently.
And to finish off this garden assessment--the goldfinches that showed up delighted us all season.