Jello Mold Farm in October

October 13, 2013

Sign on van, Jello Mold Farm

Sign on van, Jello Mold Farm

Harvesting some late dahlias, Jello Mold Farm

Harvesting some late dahlias, Jello Mold Farm

Dahlias, Jello Mold Farm

On my recent trip to the Skagit Valley, I stopped in at Jello Mold Farm to see what was happening in the flower beds. Not surprisingly, they were harvesting decorative pumpkins and gourds, but their dahlias were still blooming, too (in great numbers).

Pink dahlias

Pink dahlias

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I love the fall color palette with its golden yellows and rich, jewel-like purples and reds.

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Shoo Fly, a.k.a. Nicandra physalodes

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Rudbeckia hirta ‘Chim Chiminee’

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The ‘Queen Lime’ zinnias are still some of my favorites.

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Queen lime zinnias

And I like to see what other unusual floral fixings catch my eye.

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Monkshood, aconitum sp.

The compost heaps grow large at the end of the peak growing season, an emblem of these plants’ life cycles and regeneration.

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7 Responses to “Jello Mold Farm in October”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    That last photo looks a bit like my house just now. I suppose I need to do something about that – it’s not going to transform itself into something life-giving!

    • Rosemary Says:

      My desktops are very cluttered also. But at least it’s my clutter. Somehow other people’s clutter is more annoying. I’m really trying to stick with prioritizing exercise and painting, so housecleaning is pushed too far down my list to get to it. Like you, I know it will stay this way until I do something about it. Wish little elves could come in the night to straighten up.

  2. Elisa Says:

    ooooooooooo I like the chim chiminee variety!!!

  3. camilla wells paynter Says:

    Beautiful colors!

  4. Gretchen Sand Says:

    That is the prettiest compost heap I have ever seen! ;>

    Gretchen

  5. christinalfrutiger@comcast.net Says:

    Hi Rosemary,

    Do you know what those fuzzy looking green balls are in the photo before the monkshood? Chestnuts? I don’t know how to forward that photo to JMF to ask them…thought you might know!

    Thanks~Chris


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