Crisp air, bright blue skies and the grass finally turned green again! Hello September :) I do love September and the approaching fall weather, but I'm going to miss summer this year.
I've enjoyed gardening this year more than most because I was able to share it all through my blog. I do most of my gardening in the backyard, and the gardens in the front yard tend to suffer. I hope to remedy that next year and plan on redoing the front garden so it's not all caving in on itself by mid-summer.
My zinnias are doing great in the little walled garden around the patio. Planted from seeds in various locations around the yard, this is the only spot they really took, and I love the colours and the variations of the blooms as they mature.
The love-lies-bleeding is an annual favourite of mine too ... such an old-fashioned looking flower. I was unable to find new seeds this year, but this is one of three that did come up from last year's seed packet. The tails just keep getting bigger and bigger. I wonder if I can dry them and harvest the seeds. Should google that and see what I can find out.
I've transplanted a few black-eyed Susans around the yard from my original two little pots from the nursery years ago. They do so well in my garden, and I love the bright sunny smiles in the late summer. I did have some Shasta daisies planted alongside them in one garden, but the daisies don't last long enough for my liking and I think I may just pull them out. The balloon flowers are just about finished too, and the bees have pretty much ripped apart the last of the blooms.
My son's pond garden looked good this year with the ornamental grasses we chose. The grasses really give it a natural look, and it hides the pond garden from the patio, making it a secret garden in this quiet little spot. Love it!
I planted a row of morning glories along the fence, and they're in full bloom now. An amazing shade of blue ("heavenly blue"), reminds me of September skies. My brother sort of ruined my happiness for these vines when he told me this is a weed out in BC, and it just grows over everything. "Who would want that in their garden?!" he asked me. Well, um, me!! My mother and grandmother both loved this blue flower too.
I hope they seed themselves down and come up again in the same spot next year too :)
I have a nice little stand of turtlehead flowers that come out late in summer and are at their peak now. The bees love these flowers when not much else is blooming.
Next spring I'm going to transplant some of this group to a new location ... somewhere more visible, maybe the walled patio garden.
I'm going to miss lounging out on the patio come winter ... I'm already hesitating about sitting out there now as the temperatures have really dropped this week.
More morning glories that I planted under the bird feeder. I want to put seeds in the birdfeeder, but I'm afraid the squirrels will tear apart the morning glory.
And that's about all that's happening in the garden this week.
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