Thursday, October 16, 2008
A Day in October
With warmer than normal temperatures this time of year,rarely dropping below 68 degrees during the day since spring, it's no surprise to see happy impatiens and my Camellia Japonica budding.
I can see autumn toeing it's way in with the fading of some flowers,tree leaves starting to turn yellow, and our Douglas Fir producing hundreds of cones.
Funny,one reason I enjoy this time of year is because it's time for change, a rest from the heat and most of the chores of the growing season.
It's not hard to love gardening with all the rewards that it brings,but there is more than one season for most of us.
This coming season is one to relax,reflect and of course make plans for the new year.
Finally I'll be moving some plants,trying to get it right for next year and pulling out those annuals.
Time to mix things up just a little then give it a rest.
This is my one and only Hydrangea flower.
Impatiens that will be biting the dust. I have some all over the place.
A gazillion cones on the Douglas Fir.
I believe this is golden sage. I won't mention something I pulled out by mistake.
My favorite zinnia so far it's called "swizzle".
I yanked these out also.
Camellia Japonica may be in too much sun. I'll give it one more year.
The bees were upset when I pulled up these cosmos.
Dixieland maiden grass is now in a pot. Just don't know where to put it.
Persicaria microcephala(red dragon) got moved to the front.
Hydrangea blue wave lace cap found a new home.
Wouldn't bloom for 2 years where it was.
What starts out like this...
Winds up like this.This is one year of debris.
Not really what you would call a compost bin.
Last thing to do is plant a few mums. 4 for $10. sold !
Found a home for my Montauk daisies.
Finally a pleasant surprise.