Tatyana, from MySecretGarden invited bloggers to show the imperfect, or real parts of our gardens. I was pretty much ready, because when I took photos for the veggie garden update, I was thinking of doing a theme called, "The good, the bad, and the ugly." I had too many photos to do that, so I didn't include many "uglies" other than the powdery mildew on the squashes. Go read her post, because it is as fun to read as it is to view her photos.
I exported these as soon as I read Tatyana's invitation, and started this post. Well, I pushed something that caused the post to go away, so I wasn't sure if I was going to do it after all, but then, when I did a scheduled post for Wordless Wednesday, I saw I had a draft, and there was my start to this post! I added the last photo, which I took today, of a closer view of rotting tomatoes that I haven't picked because my knee hurts. I meant to go back out and pick them, but it is fall, and the days are getting shorter and shorter, and I ran out of light! Maybe tomorrow. I also forgot to take a picture of my compost pile. I may go get one and post it alone, as the 2 piles that were finished are pretty much dug out, and the unfinished pile is getting good sized, and has lots of nice semi-rotted material in it.
Oh, I also found some photos that didn't make the cut for bloom day. This coreopsis bloom was looking a bit bedraggled, and maybe munched on.
I need to tend to the hostas behind the house. I'm not sure if the slugs are back, or what.
The squirrels have taken most of the sunflower heads.
This is the messy area next to the compost pile, where there are lots of hollyhock seed heads that need to come down.
Cucumber leaves with disease and insect damage:
A closer view of the tomatoes that fell down cage and all:
Some weeds and moonflower (datura) seeds:
Dying sweet potato leaves:
Powdery mildew, sumac, and other weeds:
A tomato plant that fell, and was hidden by the squash:
Spanish needle weed seeds:
Orange oxeheart tomatoes, rotting, because birds or other critters nibbled on them, and they didn't get picked, next to another cucumber plant that is near death: