Fruits of your labor

This time of year in New England is interesting. We savor every warm moment, don’t look forward to the mountains of leaves or the snow to follow, and enjoy every item picked in the garden before the first frost.

Some days we harvest an entire dinner, and it brings a really big smile to your face.


We do have an abundance of tomatoes, but no one is complaining. We’re eating them as fast as we can, donate some, and are deciding whether or not to make some sauce, salsa, or jam.

Tomatoes taken to the local senior center :-)

Tomatoes taken to the local senior center 🙂

We ate at a local golf course yesterday and enjoyed a delicious grilled cheese with bacon and sweet tomato jam. I’m thinking jam.

The Phlox and Brown-eyed Susans are still brightening up the perennial beds while the Autumn Joy Sedum is getting ready to show off their fall beauty.

Best of all, my Morning Glory vines finally bloomed, and they were definitely worth the wait. But, I do think next year I’ll start them earlier so I can enjoy them longer. 🙂


I’ve been moving plants around ‘again’ in that ever challenging gardening job of balancing beds. Fall cleanup hasn’t started in earnest yet just some weeding and trimming.

How is your garden doing? Winding down for the season or still prolific in production and beauty?


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Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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12 Responses to Fruits of your labor

  1. Yes, you surely are blessed with a bountiful harvest..yummy.


  2. Joyce says:

    I don’t have a garden, but just enjoy seeing yours! To those of us who eat grocery store tasteless tomatoes, your experience looks like living in paradise!


  3. Ogee says:

    Such a bounty! While we hate to say goodbye to summer…our water-stressed garden yearns for the cooler temperatures.


  4. Grandma Kc says:

    I don’t have a garden either but our CSA box has been wonderful lately. I love summer foods! Sure wish I lived next to you — I’d be one of those your giving tomatoes away to!


  5. Midwestern Plant Girl says:

    Tomatoes look lovely! Were taking ours to the food kitchen in town.


  6. Enjoy everything especially those morning glories! 🙂 They should bloom long into fall 🙂


  7. mrjonmoore says:

    There is nothing like a home harvest!


  8. pbmgarden says:

    Your dinner harvest makes my mouth water. Everything looks lovely.


  9. Dawn says:

    Judy, your garden is giving you such a wonderful harvest! I just love your idea of donating tomatoes to the senior center. Your lovely handmade basket caught my eye right away! What could be sweeter than harvesting gifts from the garden in a handmade basket and sharing your bounty with others! My perennials and herbs are flourishing.There is so much color everywhere! Our Autumn Joy Sedum is also blooming this week. Cooler days and nights this week are bringing the feel of Autumn to our Midwest garden. Happy garden days! ♡


  10. My morning glories are now a huge mound of heart shaped leaves, but no flowers I think I’ll try something else next year. Your tomatoes look yummy.


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