i took this photo recently in my garden - this big, fat, happy bee was buzzing around my marigolds. there's not a ton left in my garden - just root veggies (beets, carrots), leeks, and onions. i've mulched it all over and pulled up the dead tomatoes and peppers. left to overwinter is my raspberry bush, rhubarb and echinasea . . . as well as the potted mint. i planted some garlic and still have daffodil bulbs from last year. i've got high hopes for next year too - as long as i keep doing a little better each year, i'll be happy!