It's really true that the older we get, the faster time swifts by. Despite the reality of the calendar, there hasn't been a frost yet and my garden is still doing its best to hold on to summer. I have to keep reminding myself to stop all toiling and enjoy the moment.
|Clematis 'Ville de Lyon' leaning on Sedum oreganum|
|A single blossom of Dahlia 'Otto's Thrill'|
|Dahlia 'Otto's Thrill'|
|Dahlia 'Otto's Thrill' didn't start blooming until a few weeks ago.|
The thrill isn't exclusive to Otto!
|Dahlia 'Creme de Cassis' has really cool coloring.|
|Volunteer Love-Lies-Bleeding growing with my fragrant! Nemesia.|
|A delightful surprise on one of my Stachys officinalis 'Pink Cotton Candy'|
|A few last flowers on my Hollyhock|
|Finally a few buds on my Climbing Aster Ampelaster carolinianus. |
I purchased this plant last fall so I don't know if this is normal behavior or not.
|This is where the pear tree once stood. I'm in the process of redesigning it now. Fun!|
You could say this is the "before" photo. The after won't be published until next spring.
|The south bed, with tired plants.|
|A very happy Clematis 'Madame Julia Correvon'|
|Just behind the uncharacteristically lush (for this time of year) Canna foliage,|
is my burgeoning Gardenia 'Frost Proof' and behind that a blushing Nandina.
|Here's another shot. In front of the Nandina is Hellebore foetidus already in bud.|
I cast those cement leaves several years ago.
|While the Hostas are looking very sad, this variegated Comfrey is still pretty chipper.|
Symphytum x uplanicum 'Axminster Gold'
|Here's a wider shot. Behind the plants is the area where the pear tree was.|
|This hypertufa container was looking very sad so last July I gave it fresh soil.|
It's responding very well.
|And finally, a healthy clump of toadstools making a brief appearance|
thanks to the recent rains.
I hope you all are enjoying the final fall days in the garden.