Last evening I was sitting outside as darkness was falling
in the hills,the sounds that were coming from all
around me were almost deafening. The whining noises
coming from the crickets, katydids, and other night time
insects seemed to happen all at once, like a message was
being sent telling them to sing out.
To me it only meant that fall would soon be here long
before I would wish it to come and gardening was truly
going to be gone before I knew it.
Also the receiving of six fall planting catalogs from
different nurseries in the last few days only confirmed
It is making me sad already just to think about the
flowers disappearing but it is time to think about what
I would like to plant this fall to add to the flower beds
for next year. Time to go over the plant logs to see
what not to plant, failed seeds, and what did not bloom.
I so love hydrangeas and not a one of mine has bloomed
Reflecting upon this summer there was quite a few flowers
that were just weird at blooming. Yellow roses turning red,
three different colors of petunias on one plant, and now I see
that the Veronica Red Fox I planted has changed from red
or dark pink to a light pink or almost white.
Though a lot of my flowers are winding down, there are
still a few that are blooming.
A new rose planted this spring has finally started blooming.
Meet "Almost Black" rose.
Well as names goes this Almost Black Rose is a let down.
My Crimson Bouquet rose is darker than this one, but
it is a pretty red rose all the same. Just what I needed
more red roses ;-)
But one should enjoy the roses while they are still blooming
for too soon they will be gone.