My husband and I reluctantly said goodbye to summer this weekend by taking down the veggie garden and collecting the last of the food. Then we gave the potted garden the Chelsea Chop (a brutal pruning nearly to the soil line in some cases, but which helps encourage new winter growth indoors) and brought them inside to the sunny bank of windows near the rear of the house, where they’ll give us some beauty and fragrance in winter.
Here you see the young avocado trees, ginger, lemongrass, lemon scented geranium, flowering geranium. These are always sad times for me.
It was a wonderful, prosperous summer in the garden. Thank you, Mother Earth!