I took time out from sewing to give the little bed by the front door a make-over today! Out came all the leggy, gone-to-seed, and mildewed plants of summer--the ones the deer hadn't munched--and in went some fine cool weather plants to tide us over with some color until the holidays.
Ornamental kale has always been a favorite of mine....and at the nursery the poor little ornamental chard plants were headed for the dumpheap...they had been in their little 2" pots since April 6th. I figured they deserved a shot at the good life in well composted soil before the year is over. (I wonder how well they will do?) Their stems are just so cool. Mums of course had to be included. An instant garden!
A few plants are left from the summer.
It is hard enough to get people to eat kale and chard. Surely the deer won't like them either?