It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in the great white north. As it has all over the world, COVID has put a bit of a damper on the traditional gathering of family.
But one tradition COVID can’t mess with has to do with me and my garden. This weekend is always the weekend I bring the indoor plants back inside (it’s getting chilly out there and we could get frost any day now), and I also use the time to get the gardens ready for winter.
Among the plants that will be coming inside is the Hibiscus.
She was a sad little plant on a clearance rack a few months ago, but with a little love, she turned into a prolific bloomer. But, she won’t appreciate the cold and snow, so in she comes.
We’ve had a decent harvest of the few edibles things we grow.
I brought in the last of the banana peppers (hand included for scale). And while it’s been mostly cold and rainy, the plants are still flowering!
Same with the tomatoes. We got a fair few red ones (and some still ripening) but there are A LOT of green ones that just didn’t have time to ripen. We won’t get enough warm days for the slow pokes to catch up, I’m afraid.
My fall raspberries are finally turning red and juicy… though the bluejays are getting most of them before I have a chance. Apparently a daily buffet of peanuts and sunflower seeds are not enough.
Speaking of sunflowers, these small red ones are still popping out a few blooms.
And these yellow beauties actually belong to my neighbour. They are called Helianthus, and are related to the sunflower. He told me I can harvest some seeds this weekend, so next year I hope to have a good showing of them.
My marigold are still going strong, and I’ll be collecting seeds from them too. Especially, they’d bold red ones.
I told you my mums would just explode and well…
I included Burton in that last picture for scale. It’s literally a shrub with just a mass of flowers!
Now I’ve got work to do, so I’ll leave you with my nasturtiums…
which will NOT STOP BLOOMING!