Uncle! after yesterday’s winds, tornadoes and rain
my afternoon was filled with picking up limbs
and raking all the wet leaves up that found their way
into my flowerbeds and front yard. There were 5
tornadoes that touched down in Ohio yesterday
one about 27 miles from here which is plenty
close enough thank you very much.
No injuries though so we are all thankful to have
Wednesday over with here. The good thing was
that we really needed the rain so I could not complain
about raking wet leaves.I usually mow them up but
they were too wet and I wanted to get the front yard
raked at least before the little Trick or Treater’s come
The sun was shining brightly today after a night of
storms and what few blooms that were left looked
pretty in the morning sun.
The yellow mums looked bright with a bit
of sun reflected on them to dry them out.
Some of the anemones like Margarete are still
getting a few blooms and the Chocolate Eupatorium’s
tiny white blooms are lasting such a long time.
Even the yellowing leaves of the Blue hosta looked
pretty in the morning sunlight.
The Picotee cosmos were cut down today
because they were laying flat this morning
and I could not get them staked up to look
right because they were so tall so they are
in the compost pile but two white ones are
still in bloom and standing tall.
The Dahlias bulbs were lifted and put in the
basement to dry out.
Some of the containers on the front porch that
are being left to their own demise because of
lack of room in the basement had blown over
and had to be straightened up. Mostly all that is
left is extra geraniums.
They well continue to give me some blooms until
a freeze comes in.
Maybe I should try to find room for this
little pink beauty. It is called Apple Blossom
but does not have the double petals like the
Apple Blossom Rosebud one I have.
I love the shades of pink in it with the deeper
pinks clustered in the middle of the bloom.
The Lantana on the porch was also tipped over.
It has gotten a couple just yellow blooms on it where
most of the blooms had pink with the yellow.
The Purple Heart bit the dust from frosts.
I forgot about it hanging on the pole out back.
Hey so what if I go out this door several times a day
and still forgot it.
Maybe if I had tripped over it ???
This Blue Ice petunia is the only blue one that
I left and it is in the washtub. All the rest were pulled up.
It is still blooming despite all the frost and dry weather.
All of the Nicotiana have been pulled up from
their pots and tossed away.
I am missing the bright colors of my flowers
already and now even the leaves are almost gone.
The Coneflowers are all gone now and
some of the seed pods left standing for the
Goldfinches have a warm brown look in
I got all of my bulbs planted this week and
have planted 116 daffodils. I had this grand
idea of a sea of daffodils out on the bank under
the maple trees but after about burning up the
drill and not even being able to dig for so many
roots my grand idea went down the tubes.
Best laid plans and all of that…. so the 100 yellow
trumpets went in to the woodland bed and the
assortment of pinks were stuck all around.
After my plan blew up I did not much care where
I planted them just that they got planted. LOL!
I hope you all are having a wonderful week.
Happy Gardening Everyone!