Bright Eggplants and Finches
“Arlingwoman” is a local gardener who volunteers with Plot Against Hunger. She blogs about AFAC, the Central Library vegetable garden and Garden Talks at arlingwords.wordpress.com.
Ah, Labor Day weekend!
It means we are in late summer and have only a few weeks left before the autumnal equinox. While I have been busy planting fall crops, I began to think it would be nice to take a tour of three of the gardens I wrote about at the beginning of the season.
These are Central Library, Ball-Sellers, and the American Legion Post on Washington Boulevard.
Central Library, of course, I have written about with some regularity this summer.
When I visited Saturday, the finches were feasting on the sunflowers by the tennis courts—loudly. In fact it was their volume that made me notice them, and that’s saying something, given how bright they are.
Not only are they bright and loud, but they’re acrobats!
The Library garden is looking good for this time of year.
See that purple?
The squash and cucumbers have peaked and are looking a little “end of summer,” but the peppers and eggplants are coming into their own.
The Malabar spinach we planted a few weeks ago in the square foot garden has come up and looks sturdy.
There’s summer left in this garden, and no doubt a few fall crops in the offing.
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