As the days grow shorter and the summer winds down, area gardens and orchards yield the fruits (and vegetables) of their gardeners’ labors. Tomatoes are typically ready slightly before Labor Day or shortly there after. The peaches are ripe. The apples, however, have a few more weeks to go. Flower beds still have some showy blossoms while other blooms have gone to seed. Meanwhile, the butterflies and the bees are preparing for the fall.
(Anna Applegate is a newsroom staffer at The Derrick and The News-Herald. She manages the Good Times. She can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org)