These pictures were taken earlier this week and it shows our end of summer crops. I will really only have two big crops soon if all goes well, sweet potatoes and peanuts. I have a few figs on the fig tree, okra, eggplant and spinach but not a lot of any one thing. We did have some friends give us some great bell peppers last week - I could not grow any this year and they are definitely our favorite vegetable!
|Last year I planted ornamental sweet potatoes and this year I thought, well, I 'd rather eat what I plant at the end of the season, voila...sweet potatoes. In the back are some small blueberries, eggplant and muscadines.|
|These have been so happy they have had lovely purple flowers|
|Here is the fig tree with tarragon and Okinawa spinach in the background.|
|A few tasty figs.|
|Blue spires and porterweed and a small lemon tree in the background. The bees, butterflies and hummingbirds love these guys.|
|The front is finally filling in with roses, lantana, angelonia, aloe, plumbago and some ornamental sweet potato|
|Roses, milkweed, annuals, angelonia and some weed with berries ( I don't know what it is but it is pretty). The milkweed seems to self sow, one popped up last year and this year I have four. I think I may be getting the repetition concept but it takes time to figure out colors and size.|
|Yes, this is a weed but the bees love it so I chop and drop it when it gets too close to the roses.|
|blueberry bush, lemongrass, and many flowers.|
|blue spires and the banana tree - no bananas this year :(|
|brussel sprouts (not looking too great), bok choy, okra in the back.|
|A view of the garden from the back, the bed under the bananas is full of peanut plants! They have been so happy this year! |
Can't wait to see what next year brings - love the colors and the birds, bees, butterflies and glory of it all!