The gardening season is about over.. we had a light frost last night and its going to be in the 20’s tonight. It will be time to cut back the perennials, pull out the annuals, dig the dahlias and put the garden to bed for the winter. In the meantime, here’s some pix from the last couple weeks as the season wound down.
Sedum and lichen
Orostachys and bees
Back of the garden
Sedum in the front garden
Last rose of summer?
Despite the drought and varmints, it was still a beautiful season
Glory… blaze of glory .. that’s what it looks like around here in Massachusetts. We were expecting a “brown and down” fall foliage season because of the drought, but Ma nature had other ideas. The colors are spectacular. We also have a delightful Indian Summer as well… mild temps after a frost. The frost was light though so everything is still going strong. I have so many beautiful photos to share..
Cemetery across the street
Dog enjoying the backyard
Backyard – bittersweet
Side yard – so many different colors
Williams Barn trail
View from my bedroom window
On the street where I live as the fog was rolling in…..
The cool crisp air is here which means it is time to dig up a bunch of stuff and move it hither and thither in the garden. I didn’t do much this summer other than weed a bit and water, water, water so now it feels great to be outside everyday and get the garden back into shape. I’ve also been digging plants to give to my son who is starting a garden – wonderful to thin out some things and to share.
Of course that means there are empty spaces and so the relocation of plants has commenced. I had a helper yesterday…
Dad’s pink dahlia
A bumble bee grabbing some pollen off the zinnias
Double white platycodon
Colchicum “Water lily”
The last harvest from the garden before the frost
I am hoping all the plants that got divided and moved will be happy in their new spots. Time will tell.