I hope everyone has had a wonderful week.
Here in the garden there is not much to report.
The other anemones in the garden are slower to bloom this year.
We have had some very cool mornings here in the Hocking Hills. In some parts of the state they had our first frost of the year.
The roses sometimes take on a new tinge of color as the nights get cooler. Easy Does IT roses get a more pinkish tinge to them.
The white buds of the Iceberg roses get a pink tinge to them also with the cooler nights.
The Red Radrazz Knockout Roses are still blooming away in the garden. I know some Rose gardeners do not care for the Knockout roses but I love them for the constant blooms and color in the garden every year.
The Sweet Autumn Clematis vines is still full of tiny white blooms and I love the hint of fragrance they spread across the lawn on the breezes.
A disappointment in the seed planting this year was the Scabosia Zinnia’s.
Sad to say mine looks like just any other ordinary zinnia.
A very invasive plant that I have noticed growing in a lot of the fields locally is this Datura stramonium Jimson Weed or Loco Weed. It was also used once as a herbal medicine to relieve the symptoms of asthma and as an analgesic for surgery or bone setting. It is also a powerful hallucinogen and used in higher amounts can cause death.
It does have lovely blooms on it which I appreciate this late in the season but to the farmers it is just a nuisance of a weed.
A Woodland Fern which had came up as a volunteer in a birdbath planter was transplanted into the Fairy Garden.
The garden is getting bare in some of the beds now. This is when I get to taking notes of what plants maybe needed for more color for next years garden so that there will be more color in late summer and fall.
Are you taking notes too about what you may want to add for next year?