|(sage, rosemary and parsley doing well - thyme, not so much)|
|(Ivy - the garden thief)|
Here's one of things I've enjoyed most in the garden this year. I planted a patch of marigolds in hopes of harvesting the flowers to use for dyeing and it's been a joy to pick off all the flowers and in just a few days, find that the plants are full of blooms again. I'm thinking how great the garden would look next year if I planted a row of marigolds right down the middle of each raised bed (and, it would likely discourage some pest problems, too). The coreopsis I put in, also for dyeing, has done well and I'm planning to expand the selection of dye plants next year to fill out a whole raised bed.
Those towering tomato plants (over 6 feet tall) are producing enough tomatoes that it's time to think about putting some in the freezer for soups and chili during the winter. That mess on the right is what happens when you don't cage a cherry tomato - it becomes a corgi snack bar! (Notice the electric mesh fence in the background - works for corgis and chickens, but not peacocks!)