Turning the garden corner
That’s the way I think about September.
It used to be that we assumed there would be a frost sometime at the end of August. Nowadays, we seem to glide through August into September before frost hits.
Until last night, only the higher elevation locations had seen widespread frost. Now, most of us have turned the gardening corner–from growing to harvesting and clearing. Sure, garlic will be planted next month, but the big grow is over for the year.
Here are some pictures from gardens around the region–most taken before the widespread frost and freeze last night.
The first series of photos comes from Cassandra Corcoran who lives and gardens in Monkton, Vermont. Cassandra has been sending us garden photos all summer. Here’s a link to what her garden looked like way back in June.
I received this beautiful photo from Judy Courtney in Piercefield…a pond garden.
Martha Foley had a couple of flower photos to share with us:
This one from Pat Glover in the village of Canton:
Two spectacular photographs taken by morning host Todd Moe…exquisite.
Maria Corso just sent this one along, “taken in one of our gardens carved out of the forests on Bonno Road in Pierrepont.”
Perhaps my favorite photo this round, comes from Peter Wilson in the Saranac Lake area. The caption says it all.
Keep the photos coming. I’m interested in the progression of garden spaces through an entire year: piles of debris, piles of squashes, dead bean vines, dried corn stalks. It’s all part of gardening, isn’t it? For that matter, what pokes through the snow in your vegetable or flower gardens? Here’s my email address for those photos: firstname.lastname@example.org. And, now, enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Tags: agriculture, frost, gardens
Very nice, Peter! To what to attribute the early bluing of the one?
Hi Martha. I’m no expert at tarp raising, but I have been piping The Blue Note to that side of the garden for the past few weeks… that may have something to do with it. I’m moving the speakers over now that our first crop is ready to harvest.
If anybody has good recipes for fresh PVC tarp, I’m open to ideas.