Thanks to all the wishes for my leg to heal. I went out this afternoon to take a few photos for Blooming Friday, but while I was out, I got to thinking that I should be taking lots of photos, because we are expecting a killing freeze this weekend. We've had one morning with frost, but it was light enough that it didn't harm much.
When I came in to rest my leg, I read Grace's post where she said she'd been taking a lot of photos because of changes in the weather. While I was doing that, Larry asked if I was ready to come out and pick whatever vegetables we have in the garden. He went out, and started without me, and I went out and picked a few things across the street. I took some more photos, and Larry ended up picking everything else. We need to get the potatoes across the street dug up yet.
Larry even went on the neighbors' side of the fence and pulled some weeds. Wasn't that sweet? We need to get the lettuce picked, too.
When we were about to go in, I noticed the garlic chives had gone to seed, and said we need to get them cut back. He got some scissors, and cut the 3 plants in pots back so that we won't have any coming up in the ground.
To be sure we don't get new plants, which spread and don't stay pulled where unwanted, we throw the seed heads away.
Maybe tomorrow we can wrap the tomatoes in newspaper or look up another way to store them. I'd like to cut the green peppers up to put in the freezer. I need to find out if I can dry the Kung Pao and other little hot peppers. Some of them were already shriveled before they were picked.
Here's a photo of some of the onions that were already harvested. Some are in the freezer, and some are in the basement.
Katarina, of Roses and Stuff wanted to know what some of our favorite fall flowers are. It's always hard for me to pick out favorites, but 'Fireworks' goldenrod is one of my favorite perennials. The asters next to this one are the ones planted by the birds, and they get diseased every year, even though I cut them back in the summer.
Closer views of the above plants, using my super macro:
The 'Wichita Mountains' goldenrods are still blooming.
This is the first year for me to grow 'Autumn Joy' sedum, and I sure am excited to see the new sedums I planted in the front when they grow larger.
I think this 'Harvest of Memories' repeat blooming iris is now one of my favorite fall flowers.
Debonair mums are sure pretty.
I want to move most of the 'September Charm' anemone away from the plants around it so that it won't be crowded. I may try to divide it, too. It is my second year for it, and I really like it.
Have a great weekend, and I hope your gardens are holding up to the elements well.