I love fall although it doesn't officially arrive until September 23rd. I'm anticipating the arrival of apples at the Reading Terminal Market and Rittenhouse Square Farmer's Market. Winesap apples are one of my favorite. Jonathan apples became a new favorite when my mom introduced me to them a couple of years ago. Apples are one fruit that come in so many varieties and are so delicious. I like the ones with a crunch. Every year I buy enough to store for months to enjoy during the winter.
This weekend is the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Harvest Fest. This year its not one day, but 4 in 2 different locations. It starts on Thursday and ends on Sunday. I looked forward to attending but don't think it'll be the same. I enjoyed the Navy Yard transformed to look like a festival with vendors, of course the harvest, and just the surroundings. Something different. The heart of South Street nor Passyunk and Wharton will be the same for me. I'm sure the Horticultural Society gave careful thought to this years event and hope to attract many reaching into neighborhoods. Living in the city I enjoyed feeling like I was out of the city for at least a few hours. I guess I won't find out for myself how the event is but I'll read the reviews. You can get more information here if you plan to attend.
|I wanted red mums but no red at the nursery. Maybe next time. One went in my flower bed and 2 in the sidewalk planters.|
|My tree in the front. I hope the leaves turn a pretty gold this year.|
|The leaves were like this weeks ago in the beginning of August.|
|Can't wait to get to the planter on the step. Maybe in 2 weeks when it's cooler and I'll plant my pansies and some mums or asters.|
|Time to cut down my only sunflower plant and tidy up the flower bed.|
|I'll leave the root and pull it when it's died some. The birds will miss it.|
|The balloon flowers did well this year but I'll cut them and leave a little stem to know where I can plant something. They're starting to yellow anyway.|
|The coleus are beautiful and usually get cut and put inside to root but I don't have much success with them surviving in the house until spring as they're already too woody. It's easier to start some from seed since they're an easy seed to grow.|
|It's my birthday week and I'm enjoying my flowers. Just couldn't take one picture. On Saturday we'll celebrate with dinner out. I have to find something special to wear.|