I have been so negligent on monthly gardening updates… blame it on a virus, a vacation to New England, a difficult knee, … or just laziness~!
Here we are a month into the Fall season! The Gingko tree is still green and we are waiting impatiently for a morning of golden leaves— not yet!
But we do have gold of a different sort.. MUMS! A dozen yellow mums line our sidewalk. Three are new as nine survived our mild 2019-20 winter. Remember to mulch them heavily after the first heavy frost and dieback. Maybe next spring I will see a dozen mums peek out of the mulch!
A pleasant surprise this Fall is the exploding of our pink and purple azaleas. Not as prolific as early Spring but just as eye-catching!
Roses have been blooming since April and the red Knockouts which line the back of the house in full sun are still blooming although not as much as earlier in the year. They are now five foot tall and will be pruned back to two feet in February to start a bright and promising 2021.
I have dozens of small “miscellaneous” flowers in bloom…. some majestic… some simple… all beautiful!
Wow! And I thought Fall was supposed to be all brown and wrinkled! Lots of activity and lots of upcoming work to prepare for winter and build for spring. Thank you for visiting with me today and I look forward not only to the golden leaves of the Gingko but the golden flowers of Daffodils just a few months away!