Sunday, September 25, 2011

Brightening the Autumn Garden (September Bloomday)

By the time the first day of Autumn rolls around, I am tired! Tired of tying up tomatoes, fighting weeds, mildew, and pests - tired of it all! This fall season, I fought the urge to let it all go to seed. I added new cool season annual flowers: impatiens, pansies, alyssum and added some cool season vegetables as well: savoy cabbage, red romaine, chard, kale. My radishes and arugula (a type of bitter lettuce) have emerged from seed. My one saving grace to my gardening fatigue is that cool season vegetables are considerably less work that their hot season counterparts. I have two more beds to plant with cool season  vegetables, but that can wait until next weekend!

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