Some of the week’s highlights.
1. I plant marigolds every year because I actually like them. And the bees ignore them every year until early fall.
2. Today’s harvest. Definitely the last of the Christmas lima beans (I’m leaving any stragglers to dry on the vine so I can try this Christmas Lima Bean Salad). I made another jar of pickled green tomatoes with the tomatoes, dill, and my favorite Chinese 5 Color pepper. I’m also pretty sure that’s the last cucumber of 2017!
3. I planted a couple Geranium ‘Rozanne’ plants in late September. With the weather we’ve been having here in Cincinnati (not very fall-like yet), this plant decided to bloom. Love the purple!
4. The butterfly bush and zinnias have been keeping the bees and butterflies buzzing in the garden the last few weeks. I’ve spotted a few migrating Monarch butterflies, lots of Painted Lady butterflies, and countless bees.