Good morning everyone.
Yesterday was a rainy day here in the hills. I was glad to hear that Texas got some much needed rain over the weekend.
On the morning stroll around the yard to see what was still in bloom I heard some little meow’s in the Rose Garden.
With all of the feral cats around here my garden beds have become a favorite place to hide new born kittens. I usually find a litter in the Spring and one in the Fall. This is the new Fall litter. One coal black one and another one that has the funniest markings.
I got a small amount of Fall decorating done Saturday while the sun was shining. This is the iron scarecrow I got at the Backwoods Festival. I had had a wooden one for years that was falling apart but this one should last me for years to come.I had to bend his poor arms up because of the small area in between the garage doors. Now he looks more fierce and like he is really trying to scare someone or maybe he just looks more funny I am not sure. LOL!
I found another flower that I can add to the “I tried it and now I am over it” list. This Gloriosa Rothchildiana Lily just did not make the grade for me but maybe it will look better next year since this has been an awful year to have container plants around here.
One thing about all of the rain we have had is that I have not had to water in the new plantings so far.
A new daylily Chicago Apache was planted. I love daylilies and have several ordered to plant this Fall.
Plus a couple of new Echinacea’s and I found a Red Fox veronica to replace the one that had died this summer at Menard’s on Friday marked down to $1.99 so it got planted.
A new Snakeroot “James Compton” from Bluestone Perennials was also added to the new corner bed.
They are all enjoying the rain.
And the Moon Vine has buds forming but its leaves are really yellowing since the cool, wet days have arrived. This has been the first time that I have gotten them to grow for me and I would really like to see at least one bloom before they die out.
The purple Asters were wet and doing their usual thing of lying on the ground.
So the blooms are fewer in the garden but plans are moving ahead for next years garden. There is even the little surprises still appearing here and there.
That is what is going on in the garden.
What is going on in your garden"? Any surprises?
Anyone want a kitten ? LOL!
Everyone Have a wonderful week and