Due to my unforeseen "out of commission" period, parts of my garden didn't get planted this year.
Two rows of sunflowers were meant to be growing in this space. Oh, how I am going to miss all those cheerful sunflower bouquets!
Okay, after viewing those dismal bare spots in the garden, here are some other areas that did get planted, but will be changed next year.
I put the tepee trellis in the middle of this raised bed with Scarlet Runner Beans around the base and climbing up it. On both ends of the bed are beets. Everything is growing well, but I think it has a look of being too crowded with those two particular vegetables growing together.
The carrots and cosmos flowers . . . oh, my! Whose idea was this? Too much greenery that all looks the same. Bet you can't even tell the cosmos from the carrots. Being late, of course, the cosmos are yet to bloom.
Even though I won't have pumpkins for fall decorations, I did get small colored gourd seeds stuck in the ground at each end of the hoop trellis. With luck, they'll climb up and over the hoop. Maybe too late planted, but at least I got them in. Will they make it to maturity? Don't know. There are zinnias planted from seed in the middle of the bed. They're going to be late, too.
On the bright(er) side, I've already taken two cuttings of parsley to dry for our winter's supply. Good ol' parsley. Reliable stuff.