Today is Fertilizer Friday with Tootsie @ Tootsie Time.
So ‘Flaunt Your Flowers’. From the weather I do not
know how many more Fertilizer Fridays I will be able to
share. My garden is about done for this year.
I did find this green eyed flower hiding or trying to hide
in the garden beds.She is all fluff and about as wide as she
is long. Seems a weird coincidence since I just said on the
posting of on “Things I Like” about taking pity on the cats
that I am not too fond of that this little meowing fur ball
The little thing follows me around all over the yard since
its Momma is ignoring it. All it does is meow. I think she
We planted astilbes, phlox and daffodils together Tuesday.
She wasn’t much help and was underfoot and in the way
most of the time, meowing all the time when it was not
trying to catch the extension cord from the drill which I was
using to dig holes for the daffodil bulbs.
The Mums are slow to bloom this Fall.
The coleus in the pots have survived the cool mornings
so far but with temps in the lower 30’s predicted they may
finally get bitten tonight.
The Cosmos are still going strong. Since I have had terrible
luck getting Cosmos to grow in previous years I did not realize
they got so tall.
The new pansies are loving the cooler temperatures
that we are having now.
The Lantana ‘Luscious Grape’ is still blooming.
I have moved a lot of the plants to the front porch from
the frosts but soon they will all go to the basement for
Monday was a beautiful day so my daughter and I hiked
along the upper trail of Conkles Hollow. It is a 2 2/2 mile walk
along the rim of the hollow with some very scary parts in the trail
so everyone walk with care along the rim.
I am so glad that we decided to go when we did because
since then we have gotten a very small amount of rain but
some high winds and all of the
gorgeous Maple leaves are now on the ground.
There was some color amongst all of the pines on a hazy
Here the state parks trees would have been in their peak
this weekend but after the wind I am afraid the cars full of
tourist looking at the Fall leaves here in the hills will be
very disappointed with the colorful maple leaves gone
and on the ground.
I know because we mowed leaves Tuesday and now
you cannot even tell the yard was touched.
The cliffs at Conkles Hollow are 200 feet high so you can see
across the hollow to the hills beyond.
See that tower across the hollow on the hilltop? Well my
house is on that ridge to the right of the tower. I only live
a half mile from Conkles Hollow and within two to three
miles of all of the other parks that make up the Hocking Hills
State Park system.
Through the pine trees along the path golden
leaves glowed in the shade and sun on the
Fall berries are plentiful this year and I have not
seen so many nuts for a long time.
Does this all mean a hard winter and nature is taking
care to produce for the critters to survive another
long winter? I so hope the answer is NO.
The Fall flowers were almost all gone that grows
in this park.
A few wild Asters were still blooming in the sun.
I hope you all are enjoying the beauty of Fall
it is passing by fast. The days are getting shorter and
nature is reading for a winters sleep.
Everyone Have A Great Weekend!