Things are looking a little ragged but still my garden is bloomin away.
The Montauk Daisies are still really pretty and I have some zinnias that are holding fast.
There are even a few roses and climatis blooms hanging on until the bitter end.
My nasturtium are still large mounds of leaves with many flowers and I was surprised to find a random foxglove making a last hurrah before the killing frost.
is one less day of missing them until next spring.
~”Fall is not the end of the gardening year; it is the start of next year’s growing season. The mulch you lay down
will protect your perennial plants during the winter and feed the soil as it decays, while the cleaned up flower
bed will give you a huge head start on either planting seeds or setting out small plants.”- Thalassa Cruso
Flowers are blooming from plants I thought long gone so I am hesitant to clean up my garden just yet.
I like to get every bit of life out of those plants before succumbing to the reality that summer is quite over this year.
There hasn’t been a hard frost yet to do them all in so I will absorb every bit of enjoyment from all of them that I still can.
It is a welcome sight to still see some lush color after such drought conditions where everything was parched and dry.
we took a drive and the Leaves seem to have turned over night into the blazing oranges, reds and yellows of autumn.
but these Leaves and their colors can certainly brightened anyone’s day.
~”Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ~Albert Camus
I am starting to clean up my gardens for winter, moving a few things around in anticipation of next spring.
There are some dahlias and zinnias left along with my mantauck daisies which are only just beginning to bloom now.
The dry weather has caused some of my plants that might have still had a bit of life left to succumb to the drought conditions.
The trees are changing quickly with a lot of color so it makes up for all the other plants closing down for winter time.
Fall is such a wonderful time of year!
and the flowers seem to be making their last hurrah,
as are the monarchs as they flutter along their journey stopping for a rest on a random butterfly bush flower or nasturtium.
~”Autumn is a season followed immediately by looking forward to spring.”~ Doug Larson
Although it is spitting a bit of rain here and there today and the temperatures are only in the high fifties, the temperatures over the past few weeks have been sweltering and we have had very little rain.
and succeeding, mostly.