Since I came home from my quilt show a week ago, I’ve spent more time working in the garden. It seems like there’s a lot of catching up to do… my new drip watering system has made the weeds very happy Here’s some photos of what’s happening. These are plants that seem to be enjoying the cooler weather we’ve been having.
The front flower bed. We’ve enlarged this bed a bit, and when winter comes, we will add more soil to it. When we first put it in, it wasn’t raised very much, and so there’s not that much good soil in there. This is what I see when i drive up to my house, and I enjoy seeing all the color.
I got a tuberous begonia, which mostly enjoys a cooler coastal weather. But since I got it in September, it has actually bloomed a bit for me.
This bed is past its prime, but like I said, the cooler weather has given some of the flowers renewed vigor. Especially that one volunteer nasturtium.
Here’s the salvia with the rudbeckia(?). They’re a little crowded now, but they will both do so well next year.
I mentioned that this hydrangea turned green when it was past its prime, but then a month later the blooms turned pink. This bush is very rangy, but the flowers are so beautiful and last for so long, its worth it.
I got another dwarf flowering maple (abutilon). I love these crinkly blooms.
And here’s the zinnias, which you can see are crowding that rudbeckia. So very cheerful, and these blooms last a long time too!
And that’s the garden report for another week. Have a happy and safe weekend.