October 6, 2008: The Last Rows of Summer

The weather forecast tells me we can expect our first freeze on October 10. I have the garden just about cleared out now, there's not much sense in leaving the plants that have no chance of surviving or maturing.

I transplanted some leaf lettuce into a container, along with a few tiny carrots, to see if I might be able to grow them a bit longer for the rabbit. The container was sitting in the yard, and Annie went over and pulled out all the carrots and ate them! How would a little dog know which of those plants were carrots? She didn't bother the lettuce at all.

So here are "the last rows of summer"....







And the last rose of summer....



The marigolds are still hanging in there, and gorgeous....

8 comments:

  1. Granny - those greens look yummy, but that picture with the roses is absolutely beautiful. Good job!

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  2. EG, I went out and picked those roses in the dark last night, and I only took about ten pictures before I got the one I was really happy with (because of flash and artificial light). My daughter says they don't look real, but believe me, they are! And they really are my last roses of the summer.

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  3. Kristen, not really for me because we're expecting the new grandbaby any day now, then we'll be leaving for Arizona, and I'm so darned busy trying to get ready to go that I don't have time to be sad! But I hate leaving my garden before its time is up...I wanted to get some chopped leaves over everything, but none have fallen yet :-(

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  4. I was going to echo Kristen's comment about the dreaded frost date until I read further and see you're going to Arizona soon with 80 degree temperatures. I'm a little jealous. (I like your picture setup for this post too).

    **if this gets posted twice call it a technical difficulty.

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  5. GardenGoodies, Maybe I can pack you in the back of the Ranger with Sinfonian, LOL. If I could get enough gardeners down there with me, maybe I could make something besides cacti grow!

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  6. Pretty pictures today, especially the roses! They look so perfect. The weather has suddenly changed over here and it really feels like winter is on its way. I need to start watching the temps as well and bring in some plants soon. *Sigh* The growing season is pretty much over for me. :(

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  7. Cynthia, I hate to admit that's the first and only bouquet of roses I brought into the house this year. I've been so busy building and rebuilding my garden, cleaning up all the storm damage, fighting with the insurance company....well, I haven't taken the time for anything else, including my flower beds. I'll have some real catching up to do next year!

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