Its one of those mid October days where summer lingers. It’s warm out, foggy and damp, and the sun is trying to break through. We have only had a light frost so there is much that is still blooming in the garden. Not for long though.
From a distance, the garden looks like this – getting a bit tired
But up close we have this – mums and asters and dahlias
A close up of the mums – these are from my mom – I’ve had them for decades
Smoke bush, sedum and iris foliage
Marigolds, celosia, and wild flowers
Allium – I think this one is “Ozawa”
Toad lilies, salvia, and a black eyed susan
Gorgeous blue monkshood
Some campanula and other offerings from the rock garden
And a rose to round out the tour
Wow .. the month got away from me. I got a bit of “remodeling” done i.e. moving stuff around early in the month. Then we had a warm spell so I quit transplanting for awhile. Cooler days are ahead so I imagine I will be back outside soon moving stuff around.
This area was quite overgrown so I moved a lot of stuff out and transplanted in some Heucheras from other areas. I like the new look.
The dahlias have bloomed all month. I put them in a different part of the garden this year. They did well and I can see them better from inside.
There’s quite a bit of color still (see how the peach dahlias just pop?)
Fall blooming crocuses add a lot of color
This threesome showed up early one morning .. grrrrr
These gross looking caterpillars defoliated the gas plant.. turns out they are giant swallowtail butterfly larvae
The succulents are flowering now too. I love the funky shapes of these grey Orostachys
The maple leaves are starting to turn. I hope we don’t get frost yet though. I’m not ready to throw in the towel yet.