Saturday, October 13, 2007

October Garden Color

I noticed a definite October color theme in the garden today. I miss the popping pink cosmos I had last year, but I'm glad to still have these bloomers going this year. This is one of the Tip Top Alaska Nasturtiums. You can see a little of the variegated foliage also.
The trees are started to get their autumn colors too. The garden looks empty since the big bean climber is down. You can barely see the black tubing of the 'covered wagon cloche' on the far end of the garden. Tomorrow, it gets its plastic covering.
The Lemon Boy tomatoes are holding out the best now. The rains some weeks ago have really made the Sungold tomatoes split. The larger tomatoes are not ripening
And Anita's calendula are really adding a bright spot - in both yellow and orange. In Sept., I had trimmed off the old blooms and it seems to have encouraged them to keep going. I've also been scattering around the seedhead and we'll see where all they show up next year.

5 comments:

A wildlife gardener said...

Very vibrant golds, yellows and oranges...

Connie said...

Yellows and Oranges are the 'sunshine' in the garden, welcome at all times of the year. :-)

RUTH said...

Fabulous colours. The tomatoes look tasty. :o)

Matron said...

Those are beautiful yellow tomatoes! I find the yellow or orange ones are sweeter!

allotment lady said...

Wow its looking absolutely gorgeous - colour, colour and more colour!