Joe and Linda, fellow Buckeye’s over at
“My Quality Time” took a recent trip to Monticello
the home of Thomas Jefferson near Charlottesville, Virginia.
This is one of the places I would love to visit and take
in not only for the history of the home and our President,
Thomas Jefferson, but to see the gardens he created and that are still being maintained.
He used the gardens for a botanic show piece, as a source for food, and for a experimental laboratory of ornamental and useful plant from around the world.
It was on my list of gardens I would like to visit but
which as the years go by is not likely to come about now
but I did received the next best thing.
Joe was so kind in sending these seeds to me that
they had picked up on their visit there.
I was so touched and thankful to receive the seeds.
I will enjoy planting them next Spring so much.
I will get to try out:
Dame’s Rockets (Great for a person who loves phlox)
Thanks so very much Joe and Linda!
Meanwhile in the garden….
This is the lone Cosmos I have still standing in the yet.
It has such a delicate white bloom. The seeds were
from Darla at “More Family and Flowers”.
I must remember to save some seeds from this one.
The Chocolate Eupatorium blooms are turning now
and dying out. These little blooms last for a long time
and were very welcome in the garden at a time when other
plants were dying out this Fall.
The surprise of a lone Foxglove blooming in the
middle bed this week was a wonderful gift.
In a final cleanup of the flowers this week the
Caladiums were cut off and taken to the basement.
Along with the Lantana, more Geraniums, and the
The Coleus were pulled out of there pots and a final
cleanup of the potting bench was done.
How does one accumulate so much stuff on a
bench over the Summer? LOL!
I drug off pots, fungicides, fertilizers, Deer repellant,
potting soil, hangers, twine, etc, etc……
Thankfully the gloves, scissors, prunes and other
little aids can stay in the mailbox over winter.
While some plants were being put into the basement
the Amaryllis pots were brought out of the dark
and brought into the house to start their growth.
Hopefully they will bloom again this Christmas for me.
The Gaillardia Mesa Yellow has one little bloom
left now and a couple of seed heads.
Little Meow was not much help with the cleaning up
and was doing her own thing by attacking the Heath.
I am beginning to think this little girl may be a runt.
Instead of getting all legs by now as kittens usually do
she is still short and stubby, with a fat belly.
She really knows how to meow for when she is hungry
so she has been named Meow.
The remaining petunias and zinnias were pulled up
from the containers and tulip bulbs were planted.
The rest of the plants were planted and Larkspur and
Poppy seeds were sown.
Since their seeds did not come up that I planted this
Spring I decided to try sowing them this Fall to see what
Now that all of the plants and bulbs are in place
and the flowers cleaned up I am now wondering what
on earth I will be posting on over the cold months. LOL!
Anyone else wondering the same thing?
I think I will be visiting more blogging friends in Tropical areas, the southern states and
Down Under to get my colorful flower fix from their blogs.
Finally it is Fertilizer Friday with our hostess
Tootsie over at “Tootsie Time” so join in and Flaunt
Your Fall Flowers with us.
Everyone have a wonderful weekend and….