Making a move away from a place you have called home for over twenty years is bittersweet. I’m so excited for the adventure that lies ahead, and so sad to be leaving New England and all our friends and family here. Our gardens have been doing extremely well this year so in the midst of packing I have been enjoying my August gardens.August gardens

 

It was a wonderful year for berries. Our raspberry bushes produced more berries than ever before.Enjoying my august gardens Not only did we pick many quarts but I had enough to make a double batch of raspberry jam. I also made a delicious Raspberry Cream Pie.Raspberry Cream Pie

 

The blueberries have just started to come in. The bushes are not covered this year so we are fighting with all the various critters to pick the ripe berries before someone else eats them!August Gardens

 

The flowers are beautiful this year. I’ve left gardens before and it’s hard. I’ve put so much work into creating the various flower and vegetable gardens. Hopefully the new owners will enjoy them and take care of them. In the meantime I’m enjoying my August gardens.August gardens

 

I grew Patty Pan squash for the first time this year. Such a fun garden squash, bright yellow and reminds me of a flying saucer in the garden. The first couple I picked too small. The next ones I’m going to let get a little larger and then try stuffing them.August gardens

 

The eight raised beds are not all planted with vegetables this year. More than half of them have flowers in them. The beans are coming in well this August providing more beans than we need! I’m looking forward to the zinnias blooming. Hopefully the sunflowers will open up while we are still here.August gardens

 

Have you ever moved and left a flourishing garden behind? I look at the numerous daylilies I have, many of which are from three daylilies my mother gave me one year, and I’d love to bring them with me… but I will have to start afresh on the west coast.August gardens

 

I hope you are enjoying your gardens this month. I know I am really enjoying my August gardens.

8 comments on “Enjoying My August Garden

Mary on August 8, 2018 1:36 pm

You can dig daylillies while they are blooming, I dug mine up and transplanted. Or keep them in pots till you move. I had a beautiful back yard full of flower gardens, after we sold it we drove by and the person tore out the whole back yard with a bulldozer. find a way somehow to save your flowers that are sentimental.

Nancy Wolff on August 9, 2018 9:19 pm

Mary,
Thanks for the advice, I may just have to dig up a few more day lilies! I have had too much experience of leaving wonderful gardens behind and seeing years later that no one too care of them!

Of Goats and Greens on August 9, 2018 3:10 pm

Lovely gardens! I seem to be doing a great job raising weeds this year!

Nancy Wolff on August 9, 2018 9:16 pm

If you look closely you will see I have my fair share of weeds too! 🙂

Kathi on August 10, 2018 11:28 pm

I agree that you should dig up some of the special daylilies and take them with you.

Nancy Wolff on August 11, 2018 11:41 am

Kathi,
I went out and bought some small pots so I can move just a couple favorites! 🙂

Jennifer Jones on August 15, 2018 10:38 am

August in your garden looks lovely. I’m in awe of your beautiful raspberries. August in the garden here in Australia is very cold and wet.

Nancy Wolff on August 15, 2018 11:39 am

Jennifer,
Come January here I will be enjoying your garden!

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