Wonderful autumn days…

It is days like these that I wish would last forever…
The temperature throughout the weekend was a pleasant mid-twenties…
No rain, no wind… heavenly it was…
And the moon at night… wooh,  so bright and lovely…

Spent the weekend doing a wide range of activities in the garden…
Last year, raccoons came by to rob us of our sweet potatoes…
Luckily this year, there was still no sign of them coming…
Anyway, harvested some of the sweet potatoes in our potager…
We had four types: Anno (left), which has orange flesh and is really delicious… Naruto Kintoki (right top), which is the main type sold in the stores around here… and Murasaki imo (right bottom) which literally means purple sweet potatoes… have yet to harvest the fourth type, Beni-azuma
Read about the rose hips in Tanya’s Lovely Greens blog…
Then asked my missus to harvest the rose hips from the wild roses in our property…
The hips are tiny, less than one centimeter or so…
They taste sourish and we shall be having them as tea, eventually…
Tried growing some hyacinth beans this year…
They have flowers that resemble those of wisterias…  
Apparently, they make good curries…
Will certainly request my missus to give it a shot…
Lantanas have taken a liking to our garden…
My missus bought only one pot some years ago but it seems that they since self seeded…
We can find them in numerous places in our garden…
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About Lrong

Gardening, I adore... Photography, I cherish... Scuba diving, I fancy... Shakuhachi, I relish... and barefoot walking, I revel in...
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15 Responses to Wonderful autumn days…

  1. lovely produce from your potager…and I love Lantana, so very colorful

  2. Cat says:

    Lrong, I believe that is the most captivating shot of Lantana that I've ever seen! Congrats on the harvest of sweet potatoes; the rabbits have had a voracious appetite around my garden this year. The poor things are starving…nothing out in their environment so they come to the gardens. Oh well, what can a girl do?!

  3. Lrong says:

    Theanne… I find the lantanas to be fascinating in their color mixture even in the same flower…Cat… many thanks… the spider happened to be there while I was photographing the lantana…

  4. Stephanie says:

    The last time I planted sweet potato, I was greedy for a bigger crop. In the end, the container was so wet due the rain that the roots rotted. Yours are beautiful. And glad that this year you get to eat them 😀 Btw, that's a really gorgeous lantana.

  5. Jeannie says:

    I love that lantana flowers, so vibrant! would be so lovely to have in the garden, unfortunately I don't have green thumbs:(

  6. lina says:

    You have an abundance of produce, Lrong.

  7. Lrong says:

    Stephanie… was greedy once with the sweet potatoes… left them too long in the field and they cracked up… they tasted bland thereafter…Jeannie… was not too much of a green finger myself… but am quite surprised with my garden thus far…lina… thanks! am enjoying the fruits…

  8. A good season, I see. Glad that the weather is fine, and the crops are plentiful.Rosie

  9. Matron says:

    What lovely sweet potatoes. We have recently had some varieties suitable for growing in the British climate. Lovely flavour and very healthy.

  10. Lrong says:

    Rosie… am grateful for the last season… we had a lot to eat from the field…Matron… must be quite a joy to be able to grow sweet potatoes in the British climate…

  11. I really envy your talent here….I've got a little piece of yard that I want to turn into a small garden but have no idea what to plant or when. I've never gardened before but I really want to! Any advice would be welcome!

  12. Mr. H. says:

    My wife an I are hoping to grow the Rosa Rugosa rose variety next year and the neat thing about them is the hips are the size of large cherry tomatoes. Glad to hear you had good luck with your sweet potatoes, they look wonderful.

  13. Lrong says:

    Connie… thank you for your compliments… I am responding to your query in your blog…Mr. H… wow, hips the size of large cherry tomatoes? My missus and I should be thinking about that too… 🙂

  14. Dear Lrong!I was very excited to see your advice in my blog comments! thank you so much! I have an idea. If you have time, would you click on my email address in my blog profile so that I can send you my idea in an email? The idea involves a blog "gardening 101" lesson / lessons…not much time required on your part though, I know you are busy!

  15. Lrong says:

    Connie… ok,shall do so…

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