Today was a beautiful Fall day. As much as I would like to play it ‘s time to say, “Goodnight Sweetheart” and put the garden to rest.
Every now and then I think it would be fun to live where I could garden year round. But as I do the annual Fall clean up I find that I am ready for a break.
The waterfall now lies silent …
And the pergola looks lonely.
As beautiful as it is, this barren tree tells me that before we know it the ground will be blanketed with snow.
The last of the vegetables were harvested and the annual plants pulled from the garden.
Alas, look what was lurking under the huge Zucchini vine.
Hubby dug up the Canna bulbs to be stored for the Winter. Amazing how much they had multiplied in just one year. They’ll be tossed in a bucket with sand and stored in a cold area in the basement.
I also gathered Zinnia and Marigold seeds.
Siberian Iris were divided and replanted.
I added a few new perennials to the garden. My friend, Amanda and I swapped plants. I still have two boxes of Iris to get in. My friend, Joyce bought me this Crocosmia to go by my waterfall a while ago. I am just now putting it in the ground.
Some outdoor furniture will be covered with a tarp and stored in the fire pit area.
Notice what is already coming back? Yup, Larkspur, like I say; it comes back every year with a vengeance and buries everything in it’s path.
I dug my Rosemary out of my Fairy garden and brought it indoors. Still trying to decide if I want to do the same with this Charlie. It has grown so large and trails to the ground.
As I give the roses a slight trim one last beautiful red bloom bids me farewell.
Every Spring I am totally amazed at the transformation that quickly comes in the garden. till then,
How about you, have you been putting your garden to rest?
I will be partying with: