Farewell Fall

Yellow Tree Stump

Yellow Tree Stump

Center of the Stump

Center of the Stump

Dexie and Yellow Stump

Dexie and Yellow Stump

Rouge Vif d'Etampes...

Rouge Vif d’Etampes…

Bottom of the Pumpkin

Bottom of the Pumpkin

Skinless Pumpkin

Skinless Pumpkin

Roasting another Rouge Vif d'Etampes pumpkin with the skin on (which makes it more moist)

Roasting another Rouge Vif d’Etampes pumpkin with the skin on (which makes it more moist)

Rouge Vif d'Etampes Pumpkin Pie

Rouge Vif d’Etampes Pumpkin Pie

The Spy

The Spy

Smoochie

Smoochie

Tree

Tree

Pink Stump

Pink Stump

Dexie Marie

Dexie Marie

Fire Pit

Fire Pit

Tree Fort

Tree Fort

Sleepy Baby

Sleepy Baby

Sleepy Smoochie

Sleepy Smoochie

Tree at Sunrise

Tree at Sunrise

Missouri River Sunrise

Missouri River Sunrise

St Louis Homes and Lifestyles Magazine on the rack! Featuring Spy Garden!

St Louis Homes and Lifestyles Magazine on the rack! Featuring Spy Garden!

Click here for a direct link (it will open in a new window) to the article in the November/December issue of the magazine!

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Here is an excerpt from the article about the pumpkins pictured earlier in this post…

Bright-red ‘Rouge Vif D’Etampes’ pumpkins dangle from a lattice arbor that also frames a garden vista centered with gray-green eucalyptus and frothy asparagus foliage. The decorative and highly edible squash were the most popular pumpkins in the Central Market in Paris in the 1880s and were used as the model for Cinderella’s coach.

November Issue of Missouri Conservationist, another great local magazine!

November Issue of Missouri Conservationist, another great local magazine!

5 thoughts on “Farewell Fall

  1. Eliza Waters

    Wish I was there for the pie – no pie like pumpkin! I think the photo of the Spy behind the fire was really a sweet one – get that one framed. When he’s all grown up, you’ll look at it and say, “Awwww…” ;-)
    And totally excellent, framable, poster-worthy “Tree at Sunrise” – those colors are amazing!

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Thanks! Sometimes I feel that all the color that disappears from the flora and fauna in the fall/winter gets stuck in the sky! The sky always seems so vibrant here in the winter. It’s a good consolation; not missing the flowers too much yet!

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  2. narf77

    That looks like osage orange wood and a teeny tiny dragon, or is that a griffin? in the centre! The flesh of that Rouge Vif d’Etampes is very fibrous. Most interesting looking. It looks like it would be dense and meaty rather than watery. Perfect for a nice thick pumpkin puree :). The Spy looks like he is waiting for his orders from Spy Central. Looks like he thinks he might have been forgotten ;). It’s the first day of summer here. It’s thundering, lots of lightning and pouring down raining. A most interesting start to the hot season ;).

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Its not osage orange, not sure what it is. The design in the center of the stump reminded me of a strange peacock-looking bird. The flesh of the rouge vif d’etampes was indeed meaty. We’ve had ice here and Brrrrrr! Still no garlic planting done yet!

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      1. narf77

        I just left my garlic in the ground to do it’s own thang. I figure when it grows enough I can harvest it. I learned this from a large garlic patch that ended up under our little long suffering mulberry tree that was neglected for many years as my dad HATED garlic (vampire…) and that just kept growing exponentially despite being predated by allium adoring wallabies for the entire period. Garlic is tough stuff!

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