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summer is waning but the flowering, fruiting and ripening continue


Pollinator bed

green tomatoes

Reader Comments (7)

Oh your garden still looks abundant, despite the looming end of summer. Are the raspberries yours? And if so, what do fresh, from the plant raspberries taste like. I've never had them and am feeling quite envious.

And glad to see some of your tomatoes are ripening, I do love all the different shapes and colours of heritage tomatoes.

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkathryn

Hi, Kathryn. So glad the comment bug seems to be fixed.

The raspberries are from a shared plot -- everyone, gardeners and visitors, is welcome to pick them. And they do taste wonderful. Sweet and juicy.

The tomatoes, though, are mine, all mine, but I do share them with select family members and friends :-). It's exciting to wait for them to ripen. I agree with you about the attractive appearance of heritage tomatoes -- so much character.

August 31, 2011 | Registered CommenterElaine

Those are beautiful tomatoes--looks like a tray of jewels.

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkateri

Thank you, kateri. My garden harvest does not come close to yours but I've been happily surprised by my tomato yield.

September 4, 2011 | Registered CommenterElaine

Very nice vegetables you have... I also have a garden on my little 4 sqm balcony and now that it is already autumn (here in Sweden autumn arrives very early) only my 2 alpine strawberry plants are still producing.


September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOrchidea

Again I'm inspired by your beautiful images- will plan to grow those poppies next year. Colours are so soft and lovely. Harvest from the community garden looks amazing - well worth your efforts. A few warm evenings here on the prairies, finally. Hope you are enjoying the early days of September.

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkim

Hello, Orchidea. Thank you for your comment, which led me to your blog. Your balcony is lovely - so full of life - and your recipes sound delicious and look delectable. I'm sure I'll discover many tasty ways to use the garden harvest.

Hi, Kim. Thank you! I've always wanted to grow poppies but never had large enough containers on the balcony. I was thrilled the pollinator bed at the community garden gave me the opportunity to do so. Bees LOVE poppies. Yes, you must grow them next year.

Thanks for encouraging my community garden efforts. I've been overwhelmed -- in a good way -- by the harvest from my community plot. Yay, glad to hear you're enjoying warm evenings, too. September has been glorious so far -- it's almost made me forget the nonexistent spring and late start to summer.

September 8, 2011 | Registered CommenterElaine

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