Since it's time for Autumn, it's time to get the garden cleaned up. This spring, rather than plant tomatoes in pots like I have in previous years, I had decided to do things a little differently. I have what I call my "circle garden" of flowers near the house by our parking area.
I put some tomato plants in that little flower garden, and they did well enough for me to make some Roma Tomato Jam (YUM! Great on Pork Roast!!!), BLT Sandwiches, and to slice up for salads. I had very few pests to take bites out of the fruits, and the tomatoes that were damaged didn't go to waste! The GIRLS got to eat them! They LOVE their TOMATOES!!!
Now that the tomato plants have been removed, I cut back the "Susans" and got rid of some weeds, offering the trimmings to the hens. The flowering baskets are spent, so down they came.
I have a wetlands down by the main road and the seed heads from daisies and susans were not wasted; I scattered them along the roadside where the grass grows long all summer. It should be beautiful in the years to come. A blogger friend sent seeds from her Sweet Annie, and those have been scattered there as well. I love the scent! Heavenly! When I was a young girl I'd love to pick a lily or violets or daisy flowers that I found growing near a woods to bring home to my mother. Perhaps some child will take delight in doing the same thing in a year or two, with flowers from our roadside patch!