Wednesday, October 26, 2011


calling all gardeners...
I need your advice....




I need suggestions of plants and or flowers....
to plant in my raised beds for the winter...
to add nutrition to the soil....


I'm not sure if it was the terribly hot summer...
or if the soil just wasn't ready for gardening...
but the only thing that grew was okra...
we are still getting some...
nothing else did good...

we've had a two day break from the world series...
needed it to get rested up...
sitting on the edge of your seat is tiring..
started working on holiday plans with the family...
it will be here before we know it....


13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

no gardening advice from me. sorry!

Flora said...

Well for the winter... I just cut them off and hope they don't freeze:)...sorry I am NO HELP:) Good luck!

SquirrelQueen said...

You might try Gaillardia, also called Blanket Flowers. They will grow most any where and don't mind dryness. Up here they bloom all summer and into fall. They will bloom here until we get freezing temps. The blooms are yellow and orange.

nanny said...

I'm no help there!!
Looks like your flowers are thriving....enjoying abit of cooler weather.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

I am no help either! My garden did poorly this year too...do NOT know why.

Your header photo is FANTASTIC!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

how about if you take a little bag full of this soil, to your local County Extension Service... They could test it, and tell you what-it-needs.

Yes, things like following a World Series are fun. But exhausting too. I can't do it, any more. I just can't stand the tension, now that I'm "Olden." ,-)

But have lovely memories of following my Mets, in great times! Total dedication and what a time I had. -grin-

Best of luck to your Rangers!!!!!

Gentle hugs,
"Nothing beats a haunted moonlit night on All Hallows Eve.... And on this fatal night, at this witching time, the starless sky laments black and unmoving. The somber hues of an ominous, dark forest are suddenly illuminated under the emerging face of the full moon."

~Kim Elizabeth

Sandra said...

cant cook, can't garden, but i do EAT a lot... do you need any advice on eating? just kidding. sorry don't have a clue and the flowers are beautiful

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Of course I am no help up hear in NY, but I could suggest calling a Cooperative Extension or asking in a Garden Center Which I am certain you already thought of, too, LOL!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Gorgeous shots-

I always heard that egg shells & coffee grounds are good things to put in your soil. But I don't have a garden- so I don't know for sure.

Judy said...

Yup, getting the soil tested is probably the best bet, but I think that some member of the pea family would be a good idea, let them grow, and fix nitrogen in the soil, then plough them under.

Dolores said...

If those are your flowers in the pictures, you don't need any advice...they're beautiful.

Snapper II said...

The flowers are beautiful.
Sorry no gardener here.

Snapper II said...

Sorry the Rangers lost.
But they will be back next year.