Approaching frost

The garden made it through last night.  I covered the dahlias, cannas, elephant ears and succulents and brought in the orchids.    The dog was not happy with all the ghostly apparitions (aka sheet draped plants) though.  Tonight we’ll do the frost dance all over again and then we should be ok for a few more weeks.  There is a certain point in the garden where I’m willing to say “enough – let it all freeze” – but that time is not yet.  There’s still too much pretty stuff to look at and the grass is even green.

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Rudbeckia Nitida herbstsonne (yellow) and Verbena bonariensis float above the spent daylily leaves, Rudbeckia “Prairie Sun’ in the foreground

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Smokebush, Sedum Autumn Joy and Anemone

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Grasses from friend Kim

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Aster

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Variegated physostegia  – also known as obedient plant – from sister Amy

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Pink Physostegia – I have a white one somewhere but it hasn’t bloomed yet

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Autumn blooming crocus

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Verbena bonariensis in the morning mist

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Boltonia from friend Sue B.

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Variegated Sedum from friend Joan C.

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Morning dew on Smokebush leaves1

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Not ready to give these up yet

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Nor these..stay away frost

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Esther could care less.. she just wants to go for a funwalk in the woods and jump in the river

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Its gorgeous out there.. a good day for transplanting stuff…..

 

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