Friday, December 4, 2009

Hello (winter) Goodbye (veggies)

We're going to have our first hard freeze tonight. Time to say goodbye to (most of) the vegetable garden...
I took these pictures this morning before work. The tomatoes don't know what's coming - they're still blooming...
I picked the veggies that weren't terribly small or totally unripe...
I also took a few minutes to use my senses to observe and try to memorize the sights, textures, and scents of warm weather gardening. I rubbed the leaves of the pineapple sage between my fingers and took in the delicate pineapple scent...
I noticed a new rose bloom...
And I fingered the velvety soft flowers of the Mexican Bush Sage.
We brought a lot of plants inside. I had good intentions of cleaning up and de-bugging these plants before bringing them in, but didn't get around to it. Oh well, the kitties will surely take care of the bugs. (Garden blogger Persephone has some good tips for bringing your plants in, if you're more organized/less last minute than I am!)
Speaking of the kitties, do you see Gracie behind two of the "new" pots? She thinks she's hidden!
Have a great weekend and stay warm!

5 comments:

Susie said...

Hey Ginger, Have you seen the pictures from downtown tonight. It's snowing like crazy. Maybe it is at your house too. Not mine, not yet. Hubbie just said it's starting.

I can't believe you were still having veggies producing like that. How nice.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I think it's great to take the time to appreciate the garden one last time before it's mostly gone for the winter. That's a nice last harvet! I see Gracie, she does look cozy.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I lost my Mexican Bush Sage a few years ago, you reminded me I need to replace it! LOL I picked veggies the other day also. My toms are the same way!
Have a great day!

*hugs*deb

Janet said...

You have had a great season of blooms and veggies! Love the kitty behind the pot.

trailrider731 said...

hay thanx for the visit, great pictures, GOOD Excuse for getting a new camera! I too purchased a bridge camera, still need to study it more, but your right, its been too BRRRRRRRRRR to get out and really go at it.!
lm
the best is yet to come!!!