Monday, November 18, 2013

Fall into Place

The Fall garden is starting to take shape. We have planted most of our veggies and herbs. Luckily, the early freeze did not do any damage. Thank goodness for Frost cloth! 
Here is a look at our  lettuce bed. I try to choose a variety of green and red leaf lettuce, however my favorite is Arugula. Just makes me crave a salad every time I look at this bed.

Variety of Lettuce

This is the first year that I decided to plant Strawberries. We will see how it goes since the local squirrels love to eat fruit. 

Sequoia Strawberry plants

There have been a ton of butterflies when the sun comes out and the temperature warms up. 

We have some new additions to the garden including this bottle tree. I'm sure it will be full of bottles after the holidays are over;-) 

Some of the new plants recently planted include a variegated Abutilon or Flowering maple. I believe this variety is "Thompsonii".

Also new to the garden is this Heartleaf Skullcap. 

The Beautyberry was planted this past Spring. The gorgeous purple berries disappeared fast thanks to the Mockingbirds.

The Agastache was added this past summer and it pairs nicely with the White  and Blue mist flowers in bloom.

The Pentas were planted last year. They behave more like perennials than annuals.

Bees just adore the Fall blooming Coral Vine.

 I just don't have the heart to pull up my Cherry tomato plants yet. They are huge and blooming again!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my garden. 


  1. Your vegetable garden is just gorgeous. Pretty, pretty lettuces! And I love your blue skullcap. I have a pink one, but it's not happy where it's planted. Next time I'll try a different place, and maybe a blue one like yours! I don't blame you for keeping the tomato plants if they're still producing! Yum!

  2. Thank you! The lettuce is pretty easy to grow and it doesn't seem to be bothered by any pest... knock on wood;) The blue skullcap will take a little bit more shade than the pink variety. Yes, I'm hoping for maters by Thanksgiving. Thanks for dropping by.

  3. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Steph. There were so many skippers in the garden today with all the warm sunshine. I hope they get their fill before the cold front gets here Thursday.

  4. Thank you Cat. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well. Isn't it amazing how many butterflies are out when the temps warm up? I even saw a Monarch Thanksgiving day. Hope you have a joyful holiday season.