Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fall 2014 Garden Diary, Post 2

Gosh, where does the time go?! The fall garden is growing without any attention from me, we've had rain so often lately.  I never thought that was a sentence I'd get to write again, but Texas has been blessed with some much needed rain.
The pumpkins and squashes are starting to vine out, with plenty of squash blossoms.  Here's hoping we see a few fruit on them before it freezes here.  I think we have a while, so fingers crossed.

 The various gourds that I planted along one of the garden fences have gone bananas with all of the rain.  They've started growing again and are all the way up the fence and reaching for the sky.  Plenty of new little gourds on them too!
 The yard is just a mass of color right now -- all of the various Texas native plants that we have in the front yard are blooming in big masses of color - purples, lavenders, pinks, red, white,'s just gorgeous.  Rain is a magic thing.  The two big heirloom roses at the front are blooming again, too.  Here's the butterfly rose with an example of the different colors that bloom on that pretty plant. There's usually a pretty peach color, too, but I couldn't find one to photograph.
The only problem with the rain is that John has spent a good lot of time mowing and mowing and mowing.  It's a good problem to have!

1 comment:

  1. Thank heavens for the end of the dry spell. The pumpkin and squash leaves look really vibrant. With enough TLC, I hope they'll bear much fruit. Thanks so much for sharing all the lovely pictures! All the best!

    Melva Ulman @ MPDT