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.
Rudbeckia Nitida herbstsonne (yellow) and Verbena bonariensis float above the spent daylily leaves, Rudbeckia “Prairie Sun’ in the foreground
Smokebush, Sedum Autumn Joy and Anemone
Grasses from friend Kim
Variegated physostegia – also known as obedient plant – from sister Amy
Pink Physostegia – I have a white one somewhere but it hasn’t bloomed yet
Autumn blooming crocus
Verbena bonariensis in the morning mist
Boltonia from friend Sue B.
Variegated Sedum from friend Joan C.
Morning dew on Smokebush leaves1
Not ready to give these up yet
Nor these..stay away frost
Esther could care less.. she just wants to go for a funwalk in the woods and jump in the river
Its gorgeous out there.. a good day for transplanting stuff…..
The first week of September has been spectacular in my part of the world. Although its dry and the lawn isn’t looking too great, many of the plants are singing their September songs.
Clematis ‘rooguchi’ – a new addition this year. I saw it at my friend Sue B.’s, loved it, and was thrilled to find it at a local nursery
Morning glories winding through the Rhododendron
Torenia – I don’t grow many annuals any more, but these little faces are bright and bloom all summer long and into fall
Orostachys starting to bloom
Sedum sieboldii variagata
A sedum with a “lost” name
Sedum ‘angelina’ – still in its green phase..it will turn a beautiful orange soon
An afternoon view of the main garden
Summer isn’t over yet. Labor Day weekend finds the garden still putting on a show.
A new anemone
Saponaria in the soapstone sink trough
Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ and Smokebush
A whole bunch of pretty stuff in the morning
Mountain mint from friend Sue B.
These morning glories re-seed avery year
Sedums in the front bed
New Guinea Impatiens in an old cast iron pot we found at our first house in Simsbury, CT in 1978
Tree frog in the succulent trough
Fall anemone – new this year
And when the garden looks great what do you do? You have a garden party!
Lanterns after dark
Brugmansia in the spotlight
What a grand summer in the garden!