Friday, September 10, 2010

Fertilizer Friday--Season is winding down.

Nature's bounty...

Look at what our apple trees have produced thus far this year.  Isn't this absolutely amazing?

Buttercup took these fabulous pictures of our first apple harvest and there are still a ton of apples on the tree.

Our tomatoes look fabulous.  They all started growing well and bearing fruit.

Now we're just praying for the freeze to hold off long enough for them to ripen.

We had pollination issues with our zucchinis and pumpkins (as in, they weren't pollinated unless we did it manually with paintbrushes!), so we've planted some "bee attracting" echinacea in hopes that we'll have better luck next year.  (Anybody have any other tips?)

We'll be wrapping things up in the next few weeks.  Two bags of bulbs need to be planted and our poppy seeds need to be planted.  Our vegetable garden needs to be cleaned up and prepared for winter.  I love this time of year, as fall is making herself known and summer is having her last fling.  I'll miss all my flowers, but I like the downtime that winter provides.

Head over to Tootsie's place and join Fertilizer Friday.  You can always learn something new and at the least see some gorgeous gardens.


PC said...

What great apples you have ! Don't you love the earth's bounty!
thanks for sharing, Paula from Idaho

Beth said...

Your apples are making me want apples! HA! Those tomatoes are fabulous!!! Plant lots of spring & summer blooming flowers to attract the bees like bee balm, zinnias, borage and mints as well as your echinacea. Be sure to plant mints in pots unless you want it growing everywhere, it's quite tough and invasive.

Shirley said...

Looks like a great harvest! Downtime comes all too soon for me. I always miss gardening.

Tootsie said...

now that is something worth flaunting!!! I love the new family photo too!!!