Mark Gritter (markgritter) wrote,
Mark Gritter

End of the gardening season

I pulled all the vegetables out of the ground today. The freeze this week killed off the tomatoes immediately (as expected) and the other plants were looking none too good. (The eggplant looked best but I decided to pull it anyway--- it's really been a champion producer for Marissa this year, but it only had three knuckle-length eggplant on it.) The change was most dramatic on the ground cherry, which went from being a full, leafy plant to just a bundle of stalks with fruit still attached. As a result, I was finally able to find and harvest all the ground cherries which had ripened and fallen to the ground, so now we have a medium-sized tupperware full of them (in various states of ripeness.)

I am trying mums for the first time this year, and one of them was half-dead even before the freeze, alas. But they and the marigolds are still alive enough to leave for another week.

Marissa and I went to the Minnesota Orchestra for a very "dance-y" concert. There was a piece based on Spanish dances (and was derived from a ballet), Falla's "Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat". That was followed by "The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires" by Piazzolla, which was a tango riff on Vivaldi (and included quite explicit quotes from the original piece) featuring a violin soloist. Both of those were fun. We had picked the tickets to hear the final piece, though, which was Copland's Symphony No. 3.
Tags: garden, music
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