Last gasp in the garden

The last carrots. Photo: potsdamphotoguy

The last carrots. Photo: potsdamphotoguy, via Photo of the Day archive at ncpr.org

I was on the road last week and didn’t have a chance to post this group of photos from gardeners around the region–all of them taken before the widespread frost/freeze of last night.

Enjoy these late-season garden photos–still lots of green and color.

Next up: your photos of post-frost gardens. Yes, I’m looking for dead squash and cuke vines with fruit hanging next to blackened leaves; or, one of those death-to-all-weeds images. (I actually don’t bother clearing my garden until a good freeze has reduced the sheer volume of fall weeds.)

So, most growing may have stopped, but gardens are still photographically interesting–we’re just into a new phase of the cycle, eh?

Send your mid-fall garden photos to ellen@ncpr.org and be sure to tell me where your garden (or porch planters) are located in our region.

This first group comes from John Casserly who lives just outside of Canton.

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Photo: John Casserly

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Photo: John Casserly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: John Casserly

Photo: John Casserly

Photo: John Casserly

Photo: John Casserly

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This one came to us from Nancy Howard, in the northern Adirondacks:

Happy landing. Photo: Nancy Howard

Happy landing. Photo: Nancy Howard

The next group is from Louise Scarlett who has been gardening in Rossie for decades (and is one of the best garlic-growers I know):

Garlic curing on the back porch, tagged by variety and size so I can plant the biggest and eat the others. Did have some leek moth damage, not as severe as last year. Photo: Louise Scarlett

Garlic curing on the back porch, tagged by variety and size so I can plant the biggest and eat the others. Did have some leek moth damage, not as severe as last year. Photo: Louise Scarlett

 

One of my favorite dahlias. Photo: Louise Scarlett

One of my favorite dahlias. Photo: Louise Scarlett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A dahlia sampler picked in anticipation of frost. Photo: Louise Scarlett

A dahlia sampler picked in anticipation of frost. Photo: Louise Scarlett

A dragonfly on the pole beans. Photo: Louise Scarlett

A dragonfly on the pole beans. Photo: Louise Scarlett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, this one from Harold Shippee, who has shared other photos this summer from Unicome Farm. He reports that “…this past summer we were overwhelmed with beans, lettuce and sunflowers; corn and tomatoes a disappointment.”

Halloween ghosts at Unicome Farm? No, trying to make it past the freeze warnings with our fall plantings." Photo: Harold Shippey

Halloween ghosts at Unicome Farm? No, trying to make it past the freeze warnings with our fall plantings.” Photo: Harold Shippey

Well, Harold’s photo was taken last week. Again, we’re interested in seeing how your gardens are holding up after widespread frost and freezing. Send your photos to ellen@ncpr.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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