when I noticed up on the hill the last remnants of an orchard that used to cover the hills. It is sad for me to see there is so little left of this family's life long work.
Right in front of the few trees that are remaining there is a little patch of pumpkins that they sell at their orchard store. Now days so much of their product comes from orchards in the South. You can see the pumpkins that were left over were plowed under.
Along the sidewalk there is still a Rudibeckia bloom here...
and there. White clover and some ...
red clover still has a few blooms.
I haven't had time lately to even look around my garden. Today I decided I must get out there to see what is going on since the first of December is bringing with it much lower temperatures.
June is the last of my hostas remaining. She probably won't last another day from the looks of her. The cold hard frosts coming will tuck her in for the winter.
The bittersweet made the most berries this fall. I wonder if it was the amount of rain that made the difference or the longer growing season. They sure look pretty as a fall decoration. I hope they produce as well next fall.
Very little is blooming. Even the Gooseneck Loostrife foliage is giving up. It has been a beautiful yellow. The burying browns are coming upon it.
There are only a couple of flowers really hanging on. One is this Black and Blue Salvia. The harsh weather to come soon will take it to the ground no doubt. This is one annual that I will have to have in my garden again next year. What is happening in your garden now? I hope you have time to get out there and have a look around before the snow flies. If it is already snowing in your region what are you looking forward to next summer? Is it too early to begin thinking of what we will have next?? I don't think we gardeners ever stop thinking of our next planting. Do we??