End Of September 2014

For record keeping, what follows is a running list of garden activity I haven’t mentioned in journal posts:

  • Baked a cherry pie on 9/1 to celebrate Labor Day. Used a jar of homemade pie filling from homegrown sour cherries. Didn’t snap a picture before it was GONE. early September
  • Harvested seed from lupines. early SeptemberIMG_2136
  • Trimmed all the weeping willow tree’s graceful branches just enough to be able to walk underneath. early September
  • The sweet peas near the kitchen are glorious! Vines have branched out and intertwined with clematis, and blossoms are wonderfully fragrant, attracting hummingbirds nonstop. I will definitely harvest seeds from their pods —  a nice mix of colors. mid SeptemberIMG_2183IMG_2184
  • Radically pruned and cleaned up the herb garden, pulling up much mint, lemon balm, and creeping jenny. mid September
  • Hired Hart’s Tree Service to remove two 50+ ft. alders along lower stream near main compost — creating wider views and cords of firewood. mid SeptemberIMG_2378
  • Pulled all remaining carrots except for youngest and and stored them in a 5-gallon bucket of sand in basement. late September
  • Attended a great lunchtime lecture on fall/winter gardening given by the Clallam County Master Gardeners — learned helpful tips for zone 8. late September
  • Enjoying a couple newly bloomed dahlias -almost our last bloomers – including this towering (over 6 ft.) pale pink with soft yellow center– still a couple more surprises yet to bloom. late SeptemberIMG_2335IMG_2336

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