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

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fall is here

Even though fall is here, there is still a lot of color in the garden.

A Gladioli planted this year. What a pretty shade of pink it is.

Asters are a wonderful flower to have in your garden for color in the fall. With their sunny centers and bright petals, they lend color to any place in your garden which gets some sun.

Our Hibiscus is still putting on a show of lovely blossoms.

My fingers are crossed hoping at least a couple of the Hubbard pumpkins will mature.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I wonder if .....

The Hubbard pumpkin is growing quite happily up the fence, and there are several tennis ball sized pumpkins on it. I wonder if we have enough growing weather left for them to mature.

The days have been unusually warm for this time of year, so I am hoping to get at least one mature pumpkin before the first frost kills the plant.

Nice fat bell peppers, but not quite ready to harvest.

As the mature strawberry plants grew runners, I pinned the new developing plants in pots so I will have a steady supply of new plants to produce berries next season.

At long last, I have a steady supply of tomatoes.