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Outdoor Wednesday


Written by Sue, October, 11, 2017            Very humid, temps. 80's.still looking for Autumn temps.

As the flower beds are finishing their season, the fall vegetable garden is beginning to produce,here we see the green beans, and garlic beds.

There is kale, broccoli, english peas, and little snaps, planted in this bed.

Last week we had some  perfect fall days, Mr P decided it was time to trim most of the summer plants and perennials, and put them to bed for the winter!
BEFORE!

AFTER!
 Makes a big difference, doesn't it!



By this time each year, the flower beds have become somewhat overgrown,



He trimmed, I loaded, and put the straw out!


AFTER!


I also planted pansies, one of my favorite flowers, they will bloom from now till June of 2018! I love their fragrance, not to mention those sweet faces.



I was also  busy canning, this is my first try at fruit cocktail, I was so pleased at how it turned out, so much so that I opened a jar for dessert before it had cooled. It wasn't complicated at all.

There is always something to do around the farm!

Thank you for visiting,
Blessings,
Sue

Joining Susan at Outdoor Wednesday,Thank you for hosting!

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11 comments:

Kalantikan said...

Your garden is so very organized. And those pansies, oh the first time i saw them in Sweden i was smitten as i only see them in photos before. I even had cross-stitches of them in hand towels before seeing them in person. However, i didn't know they have scent! Next time i see them again i will definitely get closer, thanks for that info.

Patsy said...

Lovely !
I need to get my pansies out soon.

Debbie said...

Good morning Sue! How I love pansies too. Don't have any right now. Might have to fix that. Just curious...why the straw? Fruit cocktail looks delicious. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Mildred said...

Hi Sue, Everything looks so tidy. Spreading the pine straw is hard work - all the bending, and it makes me itch, too! Your fruit cocktail looks delicious. Oh, you are so smart! You commented on my blog about collecting your marigold seeds....all during our summer, my husband had been pinching off the old blooms and scattering the seeds around the plants. Just in the last couple of weeks, the seedlings have grown and are blooming! The colors are so perfect for fall. Wishing you a blessed evening.

ellen b. said...

Such a lovely garden and I love how you take advantage of your bounty. That fruit cocktail is beautiful. You are a hard working couple! Pansies always make me smile. Hope the rest of your week is a good one!

Barb said...

Hi Sue!

Your garden is so lovely! I'm so glad you planted pansies, they truly are the cutest flowers ever. I'll bet that homemade fruit cocktail is so much better than store-bought, it looks wonderful.

Hugs,
Barb

Lea said...

Oh, your gardens are just beautiful. We'll plant our pansies when we get back from Oklahoma. We love pansies and they are so colorful and showy. Always a joy to stop by!

Cheryl said...

Honestly, Sue, you and Mr. P have some of the prettiest gardens I have ever seen!! Beautiful!!

Your fruit cocktail looks mighty tempting sitting there on the counter. No wonder you couldn't wait! :)

Katy said...

Your gardens look absolutely fantastic!!!

Angie said...

It is hard work clearing out the summer growth, but I always feel better after the garden is ready for winter ... it all looks terrific! Enjoy that fruit cocktail!

Vee said...

Oh your gardens just look so nice. They take a lot of work, I know. Looks as if you will have herbs right along as well.

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