Mid-Late October

The growing season is about over in my neck of the woods. There are still mums and asters and a few other things blooming, but I’ve begun the seasonal garden clean-up. The garden looked like this in mid-October.

The woodpile was replenished
Smokebush, monkshood and Sedum Autumn Joy
The colors changed some more as the weeks progressed
Red blossomed pineapple sage still blooming in the corner of the new veggie bed
This big fella wandered through the yard one morning
Peter Rabbit came by
These 4 deer (look carefully) made an appearance
My favorite visitor sniffing the air – she knew there were critters around
Big maple showing off
As you can see here, I have begun cutting back the daylilies and I moved a trellis against the fence
Maple leaves and hosta foliage
Patio season is over

It has been a beautiful autumn. There’s always lots of work to do when putting the garden to bed for the winter, but with all the visitors and pretty colors, the chore has been more enjoyable.

6 thoughts on “Mid-Late October

  1. That color that you get there really is spectacular. Although though, (off topic), what species of spruce is that?! it looks great! I know they are common elsewhere, but we never get them like that.

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