Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Jack Frost hasn't been here yet

Some places in the garden are looking very forlorn and bedraggled, while in other areas there is still color.

The volunteer Nicotiana is still flourishing.

And there are still blooms on several of the geraniums. This weekend I must pull these plants to make them ready for over wintering.

I am still able to pick small bunches of sweet peas.

I suppose I should make the effort to pick the last of the tomatoes and make chutney. Perhaps this weekend I will feel like getting the job done as I really hate to see these beauties go to waste.

Two of the largest gourds are going to remain where they are until spring.

Scarlet runner beans drying on the vines for seed to be planted next growing season.

Don't you just love the hardy Nasturtiums? They just keep on producing pretty flowers.


Anna said...

We are still waiting for Jack's first visit too - hope that it is a while yet before you see him :)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I feel lucky not seeing Jack Frost since reading about so many people that have seen him and snow already.
Those gourds are great, I really need to try growing them sometime.

Anonymous said...

My nasturtiums are going strong too. I have the Alaska variety. Yes, all the rest of my bloomers are nipped.

Rosey Pollen said...

I am amazed at how long your gardening season in. Everything still looks great!

Urban Green said...

Your garden looks great. Seems to be doing well.

James Missier said...

Lovely garden, Love your tomatoes, hope you manage to harvest them before they go frosted.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer~~ It's nice to see that gardens are still producing flowers thanks to the pleasant temperatures. I remember one year we didn't have frost until January. Wouldn't a repeat of that be great? I've got tomatoes to pick too. I don't want them to fall to the ground and rot or I'll have a trillion baby plants next year.

Darla said...

You still have plenty going on. Love the gourds...

tina said...

Still looks like summer there. Good idea to leave the gourds in situ. They are amazing things for sure.

Di said...

Jennifer, hello! This weekend will likely be the last of our tomatoes also... tonight's forecast 38. A few more fried green tomatoes may be in our future. ;)