The end of summer and beginning of fall always seems like a busy time for me garden-wise. Usually I'm combining watering every day with some amount of harvesting stuff almost every day in prep for fall. Some plants die off about this time, allowing me to tear out half-dead things and put in new cooler-weather plants.
|Getting ready for fall|
|Gotta have dat lettuce|
|Pretty red mini roses|
|Not fantastic venus fly trap|
The zinnias, however, have been taking over the front of the porch. I love the colors in this wild zinnia variety, I just wish I'd known they're long-stemmed and wispy instead of bushy like the cultivated kind. I kept thinking they weren't getting enough sun, but they were in constant sunlight out on the front of my porch for awhile and still turned into these 2 ft long stems. Well, now I know. They need to be grouped together and staked.
|Crazy long zinnia stems|
|Pretty sunburst-like zinnia flowers|
|Some of the bucket containers with a variety of buttercrunch, sorrel, and petunias for contrast|