Wilma has started spending more time under the lamp on my desk. Yesterday she climbed up on my lap while I was sleeping. I awoke thinking “She’s finally starting to need more affection”, but my husband later suggested “she is probably just using your body heat”.
It has cooled off lately. My garden is showing the signs that another year is ending. My tomato plants are still loaded with fruits that will most likely never make it to my dinner table.My husband likes fried green tomatoes, but I don’t. I’ll pick some, slice them up, and roll them in cornmeal. Then I’ll fry them in olive oil and butter, and serve them with some ham and beans. He’ll like that.
I’ll pick as many as I can, including the ones that are barely turning. They will continue to ripen in my kitchen. I’m hoping the plants will last another week longer. I do so much fresh tomatoes when winter comes.
Out front the maple we planted a year ago is revealing its fall colors.
On the other side of the yard my Green Ice miniatures are looking good.
The Peter Mayo I planted a few years ago never got as bushy as I thought it would, but its blooms are huge and they smell good too.
When I first started my garden I avoided plants that took up much space, but after years of experimenting with plants that require so much attention, I am wearing down physically and beginning to envision a yard filled with these beauties.
Another grass I love is the perennial fountain grass and its brother, the bunny grass.
The Zuni crape myrtle I transplanted last fall did well this year in its new spot. I love its fall colored leaves.
The Indian Summer black-eyed susans are one of my favorites. They grow from seeds and they germinate all during the growing season. This one started late so it is blooming now and should continue blooming until frost.
- Green tomatoes? But I want them to be ripe! (smithandlever.wordpress.com)
- Green Tomatoes (insusansgarden.wordpress.com)
- What to Do With Green Tomatoes? Green Tomato Biscuits! (thekitchn.com)