My Garden Blog: A website to document the challenge of growing a variety of perennials in a northern Canadian climate. I post plenty of pictures of my gardening projects and welcome comments. La Ronge, Saskatchewan is in Zone 1b (USDA zone 2a), sitting on the Canadian shield at 55° 06' N latitude, 105° 16' W longitude.
My green bell peppers ripened to their intended deep chocolate color indoors after they were picked last week. I hope my freshly picked butternut squash get a bit more "buttery" colored indoors too. The vines look mostly dead, so I thought it would be a good time to bring them in. I started the vines 6 weeks before putting them outdoors in spring. Squash-type vegetables would never ripen in time to sprout from the ground and ripen in our short season. I've already stored away the pumpkins as purees in the freezer. Mmmm.
The colors are great this year and I love the late-flowering perennials, like this geranium "Rozanne". What a beautiful contrast! I've yet to plant the tulips, which arrived in the mail two days ago.