Good Morning Everyone!
Well it looks like September is flying by us as fast
as August did. Anyone know of a way to slow down
time ? ;-)
Or what was that old song by Cher 'If I could
Turn Back Time'.
There are a few flowers that have just kept on giving
through the cool summer and now dry weather but most
are annuals. The occasional perennial that gives off
a few blooms after being cut back but the beds are
looking pretty ratty now so there will be no wide angle
shots of them. Yes, they are that bad looking.
I think I am in some dire need of advice on growing
Fuchsia's. Yep, I killed another plant. One of the two
Fuchsia plants has went the way of the dead plant pile.
She was such a pretty red and purple plant and this one
below is not doing very well either. And I thought I could
manage to grow them because they are suppose to be easy,
poor things did not know who they were coming home with.
Maybe I drowned her? Maybe it was too wet with the moss
around it, or the earwicks got to her, or it could have been
the three kittens playing with her. They did play a little rough
a few times.
The second one is still blooming a little but it is just not
growing well at all.
The Nicotiana is still blooming and the variegated ivy is
still growing well.
Of course the Impatiens are just looking their best
now. They always are so full and pretty just before the
frosts come to take them.
The Lantana has fewer blooms now but she is still
pretty and the butterflies are loving her.
Though most of the Petunia's are getting leggy and
mostly just setting on seed now this Orchid Mist double
petunia on the porch is still looking beautiful. I was going
to save the seeds from the one that had the three different
color of blooms but it is not setting on seed yet.
Anemone 'Queen Charlotte' is putting on quite the
With all of the shady areas here three new Anemones
have been added to the shade bed this week.
pink 'Party Dress' and this double 'Margarette'.
And white ' Honorine Jobert'.
So many plants have already been added to the beds
now for the Fall planting season and more are coming.
So I have been revamping the beds and moving quite a few
things. Some of the plants along the one garage bank
have been moved to make it into a rose bed and added
some nepta ' Walkers Low ' to cascade down the bank
and add to a front border.
I have also went on a Lily kick and have added them
to the woods bed with all of the divided Iris.
Also two new Irises will be added to one bed which
will become my Blue Bed.
A Reblooming 'Out of the Blue'.
And one that is called ' Oreo'.
The daughter and I are planning on attending the
'Backwoods Festival' this weekend. There will be
crafts and gardening decor in abundance there and
I cannot wait. We attended last year and it was such a
great day.It is always a good day when I to spend it
with the daughter and the weather looks like it is going
to be beautiful for it.
Happy Gardening Everyone!