Our friends at the National Weather Service
Are predicting a freeze…again.
I think they really mean it this time.
So I’ve spent this weekend.
Picking what is left of my garden.
That’s my ritual as the end of the season
Make sure I’ve got plenty of pesto
In the freezer.
Pick all the green tomatoes
Spread them out on newspaper
In the cool garden house
Pull the pots of Sego Palms
Out of their big pots
And move them into the garden house.
For flower arrangements
And hope they hold until
The Loaves & Fishes fundraiser in November.
This year the fundraiser is a week later
And the freeze is coming a few days early.
Do you think it will hold for almost
That’s one of the things I love about gardening
And if the Cockscomb doesn’t make it,
We’ll just find another way.
Pots and pots of cut rosemary.
That would make the place smell amazing
And what could be more appropriate
For a food bank fundraiser?
So my garden house if full
Of the rituals
Of the season.
I’m lucky to have a place
All year long.
In June I was honored to be visited
by Oklahoma Gardening.
They came to film my garden house.
It aired yesterday.
Click here if you want to take a peak.
The place is filling up
And the tulip bulbs
Haven’t even arrived yet!
More fun to come.
For giving me such a wonderful
Place to play.
Here is literally the last rose of summer.