Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Last Of The Harvest....

We had a hard freeze a couple of nights ago.... so there was a rush to get all of the rest of the harvest in.  We had already harvested the herbs.... especially the lavender, which you can read about here. We were still getting tomatoes and so those needed to be harvested, along with other things.

 I didn't harvest a lot, but I wanted to gather some more herbs to add to my supply for winter..... and there were flowers also. :)
 Here, there are a couple of mints, basil, some thyme... and roses.

We had quite a few green tomatoes and red tomatoes in the garden, so I am glad to have those. Some years, we eat the last of them close to New Year's Eve. We eat them as they ripen.

The picture also show green onions, yarrow, stevia... and more flowers. :) 

I was actually quite surprised that I had enough flowers out there to make these displays.... and wondered why I hadn't done it in the last few weeks.

The small roses started blooming again recently... I am glad to have them in the house. 

The alstoemeria was also beautiful... 

 The stevia and yarrow are hanging here.  Normally, I do not harvest herbs that are flowering.... but I did it this time and the leaves still taste sweet, so we will use them.  They will dry for a week or so, then I will put them away.

It is a bit sad to close the garden down for the winter... and yet, it is also good. There is much to take my attention in the winter months and it seems that there is an orderliness to our days and months, which is good. I do appreciate the break from gardening... although I did did up the pepper plants and potted them, hoping to have peppers this winter.... we'll see.

By spring, I will be very eager to get things growing in the garden again. For now, the garden can rest.

Thank you for visiting today. I am so thankful for all that God provides..... through the garden and in other ways.  God is the great Provider. 

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  1. We had our first freeze here Sept. 11th. It was a shock, we were not expecting temps to dip down to 22 degrees. It killed everything - so sad! I am glad that your garden made it much farther - and it is wonderful to enjoy fresh ripened tomatoes as winter approaches! Loved all your beautiful pictures of your herbs and vegetables - lovely!

    1. I am glad also - last year, our first frost was about 1 1/2 weeks earlier than this year, so I was really glad for the extra days. It is sad to see the poor dead tomato plants out there now and that is on the list for this week... to clean up the garden beds. :) Thank you for visiting and for your kind comment.

  2. Lucky you to have so much to harvest and be thankful for! I also read your post on lavender. Your house must smell amazing!

    1. It is wonderful to have so much harvest... especially from our small 1/4 acre property. :) Yes, our house has smelled so good. :) Thank you for visiting.

  3. These look sooooo good! I love fresh garden veggies and herbs. I want to start apartment gardening but it's hard living somewhere so cold

    1. They are good... especially when this time of year comes and the fresh stuff isn't so available from the yard. I hope you can figure out a way to apartment garden... it is so nice to have a few fresh things. :) Thank you for stopping by.

  4. What a beautiful and bountiful harvest. Thanks for linking up at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

    1. Thank you. :) Thank you for the link up... so glad you visited. :)

  5. What a beautiful harvest! Rejoicing in the Lord's provision with you :-). The roses are so lovely :-).

  6. Pretty flowers! We had some late peppers that turned a lovely red color, I love finding last of season garden produce. You hanging herbs look very pretty! :)

  7. Beautiful pictures! They look like they belong in a magazine :)

  8. What a beautiful harvest! Thank you for sharing all of your lovely posts on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week Joy! :) It is a blessing to read your articles!