Monday, September 1, 2014

September Starts

Labor day seems like the beginning of fall. Here the weather is trying to cooperate with all the people that gather for one last picnic before the weather really begins to turn.
One little white rose at the tippy top of the arbor hangs on. The bees are working furiously on any and all blooms that they find. 
Berries are beginning to turn. This beauty berry is way ahead of the one that is in more shade. 
Even the holly berries are beginning to bring on that fall/winter color. 
The veggie garden, I should say tomato patch has done exceptionally well this summer. You can see those grape tomato vines towering above the tall arch. On the right of the arch are cucumbers. They appreciated their opportunity to climb the arch. We have had plenty of cucumbers. Plenty of everything we planted except the bell peppers. They were overcome by the tomatoes.
A lesson learned...we need to prune and/or not plant so many tomatoes next year. Our neighbors and friends just start shaking their head no when we start talking about our tomato crop. 
Out front the 'Fireworks' goldenrod is beginning to bloom. 
I hope you don't have to labor much today and are able to get out in the garden to relax and enjoy the last of the lush season.
Happy Labor Day


  1. Hi Lisa,

    Gosh the tomato plants have certainly reached dizzy heights.

    I love white roses......they have a beauty that I just cannot put into words. Bless the bees.

    I love golden rod.....sadly it does not do well in my garden, so I have given up on it.

  2. Wow, Lisa, your tomato plants are giants! My plants have been producing like crazy, but they never get anywhere near that tall. Sadly, our cucumbers and summer squash fell victim to the squash bugs, but I think Barry had eaten more than his fill of both anyway:) I just love your arch--the fork and spoon are perfect accents.

  3. What s vegie wonderland!!!!! Love those yellow goldenrods!!!!!

  4. Beautiful photos, looks like you had some great weather for the holiday. It really felt like fall had come here. So much for a long extended summer. and wow, that many tomatoes you are handing them out. Good for you! our tomatoes were hit with early blight this year so I'm a little jealous of your bounty.

  5. Your tomato plants look terrific. Mine are looking puny this year. Don't know why except it has been so cool. Some local people are dealing with late tomato blight. Very sad.

  6. I have been wanting a Beauty Berry for ages but I don't think I realized how big they get. May have to rethink that particular idea!

  7. Your tomato garden looks wonderful,you have some giants there! The white rose is lovely too, I hope it has a great perfume :-) .

  8. Lucky you! Your tomatoe harvest seems to be great indeed! Here I had just the contrary, but I think it is due to the wet summer we had. Wishing you lovely and sunny September days...autumn slowly arrives.

  9. Great signs, all, Lisa. Once begun, autumn will be loathe to renege on us. At least not too many times.

  10. What a wonderful start to September, Lisa - your garden is looking great :-) Oh my... what growth you have in your veggie plot!

    If I could request a view from your garden right now it would be the borders at either side of your new curved front path - I'd love to see how it is looking now :-D


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