So too is Cookie Monster's birthday tree changing colour, which for the past 7 years has been as reliable as anything that it would blush come the first of November.
And that just makes me so sad, because we haven't really had a summer yet, made evident by the fact that it still looks like early Summer in some parts of the garden.
Poppies are blooming again...hopefully this Lauren's Grape will make it to maturity.This is the first sunflower bloom of all season. Needless to say, we'll be lucky to participate in the Great Sunflower project at all this year, as our Lemon Queen sunflowers aren't up yet, and the number of bees are dwindling.
The summer squash are just starting to take off.
The ears of corn are just starting to come on
The brussels are just starting to fatten up
I tried my hand at growing winter greens (their pictures would be above), but it seems it must be best to plant them from starts rather than seed for two reasons: the cats can't stand to leave a freshly raked and planted patch of dirt unsoiled in the Fall and the slugs get what sprouts do come up. I've got a couple rows of onion seedlings coming up, but i've no hopes for the kale or the lettuces.
And just as the Scarlet Runner beans were blooming,