I just wanted to mention how gangbusters my garden is going right now. Dahlias, Zinnias, and Cosmos, with some cool weather annuals making a return. I have been cutting bunches and bunches! How fun! My two greatest producers have been Mexican Sunflowers (Tithonia “Torch”) and good old Mealy cup Sage (Salvia Farinacea). Both of these have to be started ahead in order to bloom, but they have given back more than enough for me.
We have not yet had a frost, but I am giving up on the rest of my tomatoes and harvesting them green. It was a hot sunny summer, and I got more rain than my sister, but at least one variety (Zapotec Pleated) never ripened. I have a great recipe for Green Tomato Apple Chutney, so I am ready to move on. Maybe next year I will try pruning them.