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Every season comes to an end. What starts out as beautifully organized ends up a little wild and crazy. 2020 has been a wonderful growing seasons, yielding delicious memories of moments and food, flowers and herbs.
(Above) White zucchini plants
(Left) Fall garden at season's end
St. Francis & Buddha enjoying marigolds and daisies.
Pumpkin Patch: Yielded 4 pie pumpkins
I plant tomatoes, two varieties, Roma and Beef Steak. I planted only four this year, two of each. A few eggplant and green pepper plants. Most of the garden is reserved for white zucchini, green zucchini and pumpkins. I am just so sad to have to cull the white zucchini plants. This year I did plant the two I culled in Steve's Morning Glory tub (far right).
Fairy Garden Overwhelmed with Flowers
Final herb tubs
My granddaughter's Fairy Garden with flowers.
Italian Parsley, Curly Parsley & Basil
Chives, Coriander, Kale, Radishes and Fennel
(just for fun)!
My son, Lou's, raised garden box he made with his brother-in-law, Patrick, slightly over engineered!
Top is box start, right is box end of season
Lou's Strawberry patch.
Beautiful, luscious berries!
A blueberry bush close to the Fairy Garden which grows beautiful berries that mostly are eaten by the birds.