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.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

a collection of late summer and fall garden photos

pumpkin in the fall garden tall sunflower 2872898958_4aa6a38901_o
yellow leaf on cabbage collecting leaves
fall fences at the community plots spetmebere aerial of the kitchen garden skippy
late zinnia fall sunflowers at the community gardens
my september kitchen garden fall colors - the last cosmos' of the year

I'm actually trying to pick a photo to enter in the contest at Fine Gardening: The Autumn Garden. The prize is a time lapse camera, which sounds really fun. You can enter 5 photos until November 30. It'll take me that long to pick I think.


Blogger Ali H said...

What is that stunning purple & green leafy plant being so wonderfully complemented by the bright yellow fallen leaf? It's so beautiful!

November 22, 2009 5:21 PM

Blogger Ali H said...

OK I just saw in your flickr feed that it's a cabbage, but what variety? Feeling an intense need to track it down for the next time I stay put long enough to be growing veggies!

I am so constantly in awe of how beautiful "humble" leafy green edibles can be.

November 22, 2009 5:23 PM

Blogger kathy said...

That "cabbage" with the yellow leaf is an ornamental. My guess is the variety is Osaka Pink - actually a kale. I have a bunch in my front yard among the schrubburry.

I looked up places to find beautiful real cabbages. These are nice sites with great photos: West Coast Seeds, Reimer Seeds, High Mowing Seeds and Gourmet Seed Co. I LOVE this one: Cabbage Savoy di Verona - also available at my favorite source, Sand Hill Preservation Center. Maybe I'll try this one...

November 22, 2009 8:46 PM

Blogger victoria T. said...

I vote for Skippy and the pumpkins. Am I allowed to vote?? I realize I'm probably not, but that is such a nice picture. My favorite!! It's beautifully composed. To my taste you outdid yourself with that one!! Take a bow, Skippy!

November 22, 2009 8:54 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Thanks for the vote Mom. Yes, the voting is open to everyone - even you. I will submit 5 photos.

November 22, 2009 9:05 PM

Blogger Crafty Gardener said...

Just to let you know that your post has been reposted at this site. You might want to check it out
They are using my posts, and posts from other bloggers as well.

November 23, 2009 6:52 AM

Blogger Tyra in Vaxholm said...

It must be so hard for you to choose just one, they are all so wonderful.

November 23, 2009 9:38 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Thanks CG. It appears that site is not up anymore.

November 23, 2009 10:49 AM

Blogger Crafty Gardener said...

Unfortunately it is still there, and also cloned on several other sites.

November 23, 2009 5:44 PM

Blogger JenSwan60 said...

I think the gnome is worthy of inclusion. He's so busy, carting off his fallen leaves. (Alice mentioned you weren't sure who I was -- friend from Cupertino -- ask your mom!)

November 24, 2009 7:57 PM

Blogger victoria T. said...

Yes, Kathy, she's OK-- A loyal friend of our clan--our gardening clan, that is. I liked the fallen leaf too-remember??

November 24, 2009 8:58 PM

Blogger JenSwan60 said...

Thanks "mom" for validating me! Hope to see you in California again soon. Hello to all. Jennifer

November 24, 2009 9:45 PM

Blogger alice said...

I'm going to vote for the cabbage and zinnia...and say hi to my friend, sister and mom. Hi!

Regarding the site crafty gardener mentioned, it is still there, but at least you are credited and linked to your post in all there posts of yours...maybe it will be a good thing.

November 25, 2009 6:42 PM

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