THIS TIME OF YEAR, I don't get a lot of time in the garden. With a full time job, by the time I get home in the evenings, I'm too tired to venture out. Actually, the truth is, I don't want to see what the rain has done. The other day, I witnessed what was once a perfectly vertical Gaura clump completely flattened. Rain will do that. So now I'm thinking I'd rather not go out there and see a plethora of imperfections when I don't have time or energy to remedy them. I am really quite good at making excuses, aren't I?
All through September and into October, my Lavatera has been in bloom. Most summers, it's long gone by late August.
|Loropetalum chinensis rubrum in a container|
|Acer palmatum 'Seiryu'|
My 'Seiryu' Japanese maple is now over 7 feet tall and this year produced a few seed pods! How cool is that? I'm going to keep an eye on them and see if I can them to germinate.
|My patio pond|
|Arbutus unedo ‘Compacta’|
|Saffron Crocus bulb package|
Have any of you ever grown Saffron Crocus? After seeing an article on them, I thought, what the hay? I'm going to plant them in a container. It will be a full year before they bloom and I can harvest those red filaments that contain all the flavor. Any tips you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
I hope you're all enjoying your fall gardens.