Friday, October 9

Flowers Around Town: North Conway, New Hampshire Part 2

As promised, here are some more photos of the flower displays and gardens in North Conway.

Wednesday, October 7

October Greenhouse Tomatoes

I still have some tomatoes in my little greenhouse, though they are slowing down. The nights are getting cooler but the greenhouse extends the season a little.

These tomatoes are ripening. I have a lot of green tomatoes I hope will turn red. We'll see. This is a bit of an experiment. So far the greenhouse tomatoes have fared much better than the garden plants, particularly in the way of pests. I had fewer problems all around with the greenhouse plants. 

These tomatoes have been grown in containers since I started them from seed late winter.

I also have these small delphiniums I started from seed which I will transplant into the garden.
Soon I will post an update on the big greenhouse which has caused a lot of drama.....more on that in a future post.

Monday, October 5

Flowers Around Town: North Conway, New Hampshire Part 1

Late in September, my family went camping in New Hampshire's White Mountains. One drizzly day, we spent exploring the shops of North Conway. I'm always interested in the flower displays shop owners plant to dress up their stores, so I snapped some photos for our readers to enjoy. I found a mix of summer flowers still looking happy and Autumn displays.

I thought these pink petunias were very well complimented by the pink and white mums, white pumpkins and other fall additions.

This was the most impressive sidewalk garden I think I've ever seen. If you look closely there is a path through it. I'll post some close-up photos of this garden in another post.

The autumn displays at Zeb's go so well with the color scheme of the building. If ever you find yourself in North Conway, this is a must see shop. It's like stepping back in time to another era. Well worth the time to stop and browse.

This old fashioned 5 and 10 Store had a beautiful display of petunias still in their full glory.
I just love these pink striped petunias. So cute!

I'll be posting more photos in an upcoming post, as well as more from Strawbery Banke Museum. Stay tuned!

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