Daily daylilies

The daylily explosion has begun.  There was one very early one called “Elizabeth” that popped a few weeks ago but the real show is beginning now.  There are three that vie for the first June blossom.. .this year “Little Baby Cakes” won the prize.  Here’s a photo of it next to my granddaughter’s favorite rock.


There will be many more to come – perhaps a different bloom every day.   I planted a few new ones this spring, and I can’t wait to see what they look like.

Its frosty out there

It finally happened.  Jack Frost came by and put his special touch on everything.  In the early morning, the plants have beautiful frosty edgings.


Sunrise on the garden globe


The porch plants came inside to their winter home.. a  shower stall in the downstairs bathroom makes a great little greenhouse


By mid-morning, the sun has warmed things up.  The real cold is coming the end of the week so over the weekend it was time to finish the fall clean-up.  Patio and porch furniture came into the garage for the winter, ceramic birdbaths were emptied and stored away so they won’t crack, trellises/stakes/and supports stashed away and deer fence put up.   I took bushels and bushels of decaying plant material to the compost.  The Sheffield mums are still going strong so I left those alone.


Smokebush leaves continue to change


The gorgeous red blossoms on the pineapple sage remain


The meadow received its annual mowing


One last alpine strawberry


A thrift decided it wasn’t done yet


A leaf hanging on


And a turkey in a ma-a-ple tree……


My garden club maintains a lot of different areas in town and those all required clean-up this week too.  Yesterday we cleaned up the Blue Star Memorial so it would be ready for today’s ceremonies.  Thank you for your service, Veterans.