More fall plants arrived for planting now. I bought some from a wholesaler, so they are tiny baby plants. These are heuchera (and one heucherella).
That’s 4 plants in this bowl (getting a drink) 😀 I got them from Hostas Direct. The heuchera are Peppermint Spice, Plum Sugar and Spellbound. The heucherella is Sweet Tea. I guess I went with the food sounding ones! The website says with plants this small, they go through 3 stages. The first year they sleep, the second year they creep and the third year they leap. It’s hard to be patient, but I was able to get 4 plants at a good price. I am kind of loving the heucheras for the shade garden.
Front bed is waning a bit. I started removing some of the cosmos and cleome that were getting dried out. I told John I wanted to go all out with fall decorating this year. We will see if that actually happens 😉 . My foxglove is blooming again:
I have been letting this go to seed and I am going to steal some to put along the back fence and see if they come up next year.
I really do like this color. I have 2 plants now because I broke a big chunk off of this plant on accident. I stuck it in water and it rooted and then I put it in the ground. Sedums are kind of hard to kill, so I wasn’t surprised this worked. This was a free plant, too. It’s the plant that keeps on giving!
I was saying to John that the garden beds are like a baby this year. Next year it will be a toddler and then the year after that it will be mature. I will be making another baby bed next year, too 😀
More globe thistle blooms:
The hummingbirds like these.
I planted a tiny Russian sage earlier this year. It’s in sleeping stage 😀
I really planted this too close to another plant, but I won’t worry about that this year.
This is Autumn Joy Sedum:
It hasn’t really even started to change color yet. I got the original of this plant from one of my flip houses. Then I planted it at our old house, divided it a few years later and gave some to my mom. Then I took a chunk with me to this house. So – that one plant is now in 4 different places. You can mess with sedum quite a bit.
My chair in the back:
Spike plants are always really cheap and they certainly add drama to pots. Petunias are not my favorite flower, but they do bloom endlessly with very little care.
This weekend I will be splitting some irises. If anyone wants any rhizomes, shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will try to send some. And lots of work to do on the shade bed. Not to mention a bike ride. We are going for the cupcake ride again after being thwarted last week!