The leaves are going – the big wind and rain storm last week caused a lot of them to drop. The 4 1/2 inches of rain we received here was much needed though. We have escaped the heavy frost here so a few plants are still blooming – dahlias, cannas, brugmansia, montauk daisies, sheffield mums, plumbago, verbena bonariensis and toad lilies to name a few. I’ve moved a few things that needed moving and started cutting back some of the daylily foliage. Its time to start putting the garden to bed, but the big clean-up will have to wait another week or two.
Sheffield mums in front of a canna leaf
Highbush blueberry with gorgeous red foliage
A late turning maple framing some birch
Al fresco dining season is sadly over…
I thought it would be fun to see what else I’ve been doing to keep busy in the garden. My garden club had a workshop where we learned to make sand cast cement birdbaths and I have made them three times now.
Three medium sized elephants ears – each about 18 inches long – which my sisters received in October as early Christmas gifts
A huge elephant ear and a papyrus drying in the sun
Finished elephant ear – with a flip flop for scale. This one is heading to Florida in February.
I think I’ll be making more of these.
Fun to see all of the birdbaths, amazing leaves.
Thanks, Barbara. I have 6 elephant ear leaves still on the plant.. I am very tempted to sand cast some this week.
Hi p, I meant to ask you about these…I’d love to learn how to sand cast…..if you want company let me know 🙂
Those sand casts are amazing! I hadn’t seen those before. Are they difficult to make?
Very easy.. I’ll send you some info