Well, it's all dead and gone....

United States
November 15, 2015 6:58am CST
The lovely volunteer sunflower is dead. The lettuce is dead. The Swiss Chard is dead. May they rest in peace. We can't shed tears for any of them because they served us well. A few dollars worth of lettuce seeds and we ate all spring, summer and part of the fall. About 4 bucks for swiss chard plants and we not only ate it all summer, the freezer is full. The sunflower - well it was a volunteer so it didn't cost anything and it brightened my days for a while. Bye bye garden, see you next spring. Photo is mine, taken a few days ago
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@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
15 Nov 15
We've planted lots of spring bulbs but the poor little things are so confused that they're growing like weeds because it hasn't got cold enough.
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• United States
15 Nov 15
That's something we never planted. I guess because where we're from if yu planted bulbs the squires at them.
@MALUSE (32796)
• Denmark
15 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill See message
• United States
15 Nov 15
@MALUSE I saw it...LOL
@MALUSE (32796)
• Denmark
15 Nov 15
The snowdrops will be the first to show next year.
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• United States
15 Nov 15
What are snowdrops? They sound pretty.
@MALUSE (32796)
• Denmark
15 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill Hmm, this is the English term. What do *you* call them?
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• United States
15 Nov 15
@MALUSE I a not exactly sure but they are so delicate looking they are beautiful!
@pgntwo (21729)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
15 Nov 15
Every time I've tried to cultivate a single sunflower here it has failed - too wet, slugs, not enough sun... I give up and buy the odd cultivated one now and then to brighten up the mantelpiece in the living room. Yours looks smashing!
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• United States
15 Nov 15
That one grew from the seeds from the bird-feeder right above it.
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@marlina (62168)
• Canada
15 Nov 15
It is so sad to have to say good bye to our gardens in the Fall. It's a good thing that we take a lot of photos so we can look at them during the "white" months.
• United States
15 Nov 15
I have photos of all of our gardens since 2001. One a few years ago the sunflower plants were taller than my 6 foot husband holding a yard stick straight up in the air.
@scheng1 (24947)
• Singapore
15 Nov 15
haha, that sounds like a teary goodbye. The garden is having a long break and a few months later, it will produce all the things you do not need! Be glad of the change of weather. It is still better than having the same kind of weather all the time.
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• United States
15 Nov 15
Thanks, I'll be looking forward to the new garden and I hope it is as fruitful as it was this past year.
@salonga (27965)
• Philippines
15 Nov 15
I can't hear the thought of saying goodbye to my plants. I just love them so.
• United States
15 Nov 15
You don't get cold weather do you?
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@salonga (27965)
• Philippines
15 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill We don't experience winter here.
• United States
15 Nov 15
@salonga I didn't think so - you are lucky.
@Juliaacv (23190)
• Canada
15 Nov 15
I know the feeling, a bit sad isn't it? I took slips off of a very large and healthy begonia plant that we bought this year. I have a lovely little planter with about 8 slips from that plant growing in my kitchen now-we'll see how long they last without the warm summer's sunshine.
• United States
15 Nov 15
If I had decent windows- meaning with lots of light- I would have done the same thing . But this house isn't conducive for growing things - except dust.
@zebra2222 (4895)
• United States
15 Nov 15
Pretty photo. Wait until the Spring to watch life blossom again.
• United States
15 Nov 15
Thanks and I will be waiting and watching the calendar!
@LadyDuck (121859)
• Switzerland
15 Nov 15
The Swiss chard should keep even under the snow. I still have some hot peppers outside, but next week the cold will kill them.
@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
15 Nov 15
I really gotta try some sunflower next year