I took some time to wander the garden today. It wasn't rainy but everything was wet from an earlier downpour. I'm working full time for the month of October, maybe longer so my gardening has been severely limited. When I do get a block of time, boy am I going to be busy. What a freaking mess! I was surprised that among a plethora of untamed madness (and believe me that's an understatement) there were a few pretties.
|Monkshood (Aconitum) and a reblooming Phlox|
|An aging Hydrangea blossom.|
|A newer Lacecap Hydrangea blossom|
Fall color is still in its infant stages in these parts. Most of the trees are still green and only a few of the shrubs are turning. I was surprised to see so many blossoms on my dwarf Buddleia.
|Buddleia 'Lo and Behold Blue Chip'|
|Sedum 'October Daphne'|
With the aforementioned Buddleia and a few nice blossoms of Honeysuckle, I'm thinking I could create a final fragrant bouquet.
|Hall's Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica 'Halliana ')|
|'Cherry Ripe' Phygelius (Cape Fuchsia)|
|(Cercidiphyllum japonicum) or Katsura|
|A pot of tiny Sedums|
Early in the spring, I poked a little snippet of Sedums in the above pot. They've filled in nicely and are now beginning their journey over the side. Yay!
Finally, I wanted to show all of you the gift I received from Chelsea. She is a fellow Oregon blogger who recently had a giveaway and I was the winner. Lookie what I got! If you haven't yet visited her delightful blog, Three on Grove just click on her name. She's a real sweetheart. Thanks again, Chelsea!!