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Thursday, October 3, 2013

October Garden Preparations and Paint Stick Plant Markers

Just sharing some pics I snapped with my phone this week. In October the garden awakes again from the summer heat. It is bursting with color right now.

I gathered all my old paint sticks to make plant markers.

October garden planting, paint stick plant markers












Staggering the planting of tomato plants to a couple per month starting in March was the best thing I did. I tore out old plants and had new fresh ready to give me a steady supply of tomatoes. Still picking some everyday. Next year I will plant double the zinnias. The joy they bring me is immeasurable. I pick a bouquet every few days. They are bursting right now.

10 comments:

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Love your little garden area, it is so cute with the pretty flowers and that yummy fruit, wow look at those tomatoes, how cool...love the window sill lookin out..so sweet.Phyllis

AshTreeCottage said...

Oh yes, do plant double zinnias next year. Such a happy and cheerful flower! Love your window sill above the kitchen sink. So delightful.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

I love fresh flowers in my kitchen window. Wish I had some fresh tomatoes.

Barbara F. said...

Looks beautiful. Love the vignette by your kitchen window. xo

Kerin said...

How lucky you are, to have a bumper crop of tomatoes!
Beautiful zinnias too .

Smiles :)
Kerin

Susanne said...

I can always tell when a garden thrives it is mainly because the one tending it is a worker bee and fusses over it. Yes, it definitely still looks good. The zinnias are lovely.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Sharon said...

I love your garden pictures the flowers are stunning

daisy g said...

Enjoy your tomatoes, what a great idea to successive plant them. Zinnias are a favorite here. The bees and butterflies go gaga for them!

Ricki Treleaven said...

I love your pretty zinnias, Elaine!!! Your windowsill is so charming. I love your kitchen and home. I hope all is going well with y'all this week!

xo,
RJ

lilliesinthecountry said...

What a gorgeous garden! So inspiring.