Today was a beautiful day for gardening. We had an energetic crew for harvesting seeds, weeding and general late summer chores.
Our Hollyhocks are stately this time of year, and mostly bloomed out.
Seed heads on the Hollyhocks form early in the year and dry on the stalk.
Hollyhock Weevils appeared after we had the seed collected in a paper bag. We placed them in the sun and they began to escape. Later we will warm them in the oven to kill the remaining pests.
Sweet Pea and pods on the vine.
Calendula seed head with blooms in the background.
The cabbage developed many heads while we were not looking.
Rose hips on the Sweetbriar Rose, so cheerful in the garden this time of year. I am sure the birds will make good use of this fruit this winter.
Four O'Clocks bloomed late, so no seed pods yet.