We've been busy with company, my folks, and have given a few (ahem) chores to my pop to complete. He has hooked up a faucet to our new garden sink with cold water, now to tile in the back splash with some mosaic tile 'art' .. and, yesterday, he took charge of putting up my new T-post clothesline by digging post holes and cementing in the galvanized steel posts; tomorrow we can string up the line. Already the birds have discovered the T-posts.
Yesterday the pea vines growing on the trellis were pulled up .. not before saving some of the pods I left to harvest for seeds. They were still producing a few peas .. but had gotten rather past their prime. A new crop is growing to extend the season.
I am so pleased with my nasturtium 'Jewel Mix' seeds that were planted this year. The colors are so bright they almost hurt your eyes :) They were ordered from the Good Seed Company (Oroville, Washington) which sells open pollinated and heirloom seeds for northern gardens.
This year's garden is a mixed review ... yet to be written off ... but already thinking about how to amend the soil for better results next year. What's your best success (garden wise) this year?