This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Friday, October 03, 2008

some of my favorite fall flowers

golden rod Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
monarch on zinnia marigold sunflower 2 fall aster

These are photos of fall flowers from the fields and gardens near my community plot.

wildflowers, weeds, invasives and natives


Blogger Eileen said...

Hi K.
Absolutely fantastic blog. Your photos are beautiful and a real inspiration to go more frequently to the BVG. So glad to have met you and your family out there.
Eileen W.

October 04, 2008 6:37 AM

Blogger kathy said...

HI Eileen! Thanks.

October 04, 2008 11:04 AM

Blogger HappyMouffetard said...

Lovely photos - the marigolds are so bright. Is that a monarch butterfly?

October 05, 2008 10:52 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stunning photos - I enjoy the clarity of colour you have,

October 05, 2008 12:35 PM

Blogger kathy said...


Yes, that's a monarch. I took this picture about 2 weeks ago. There were lots around the gardens and fields then, probably just starting their migration. I haven't seen any here in the past few days. Gone south...

October 05, 2008 8:57 PM

Anonymous Alynah said...

Wow..!! Lovely pictures!! Butterfly looks very cute with red flowers.

October 16, 2008 7:48 AM


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