These are two of the remaining tomato plants we grew this year. The small Tumbling Tom is on the patio, the larger Oregon Spring is in the green house. If we're lucky, we'll have fresh tomatoes until November.
I started doing Hump Day Haiku with Carla Sonheim's Silly classes... and decided to keep it up as a challenge for myself. Look for more Hump Day Haiku here every Wednesday.
If you wish, join in by posting a Hump Day Haiku in the comments. :)
Recently I spent a bit of time with a friend wandering about in Fairhaven,
looking for interesting windows and doors for an online swap I was considering.
Our walk discovered this old phone booth at the corner of an ivy covered building.
We also found this door as we walked through a courtyard...
A walk with a friend and a camera is a fun way to spend an afternoon.
Michaelmas Daisy (aster) growing in a place that my husband would rather it not grow. It IS a bit in the way of the walkway behind the house where the garden tools and wheel barrow are stored. When it has finished its lovely blooming, we'll dig it up and move it to a safer spot. For now I'm enjoying the lovely blooms.
This is fireweed, a plant that likes grows in disturbed areas and burned areas after forest/wild fires. Neighbor was growing in a pot next to the fence a year or so ago (for reasons we never determined) and we had a self seeded start on our side of the fence that was very happily dug up and put into a pot. And it's blooming!
So we'll have seeds and be able to spread some about in certain disturbed areas out back.
Deer love fireweed, although this particular pot is out of their reach (there is a reason for high fences). A crop out back for them will make some fine dining.We keep them out of the back yard with the fence, but plant with them in mind in front and in the "wild" area. Critters need to eat too.
The Hardy Fuchsia, planted next to the native Golden Rod, is in full bloom. Both bloom mid to late summer, and they are so happy growing together. Sometimes planting by happenstance works out.
Addition: I don't know the exact variety of fuchsia; it's a shrub, as opposed to the fuchsias that are sold in garden centers in spring. We got it as a cutting from John's mothers garden the year she died. It's been transplanted around as we've redone the garden, and seems to be very happy here.
The Red Twig Dogwood is putting on a lot of berries this year. That's a good thing for our visiting birds, who enjoy them during the fall and winter months. I love how these are poking through the grape stake fence my husband built several years ago.