I am sooo glad this Friday is finally here. Now for the first day off in 2 weeks. There are fall blooms a plenty now and the garden is actually a study in white.
I did move my big butterfly bush Tuesday evening and it was not too happy with me.
It’s kind of wilty, even with plenty of water. I hope it makes it. Maybe I should have cut it back a lot. There is plenty of time for the root system to get established, so hopefully it will survive.
I only have one little aster plant. John likes this flower, so I put one in.
Last gasp of the tippy pots.
I am going to change the tippy pots out to mums. I’m debating doing it this week or waiting until we get back from Ireland so they don’t dry out. I don’t want to ask my folks to water the plants on top of taking care of our house and Pixie.
I got another butterfly bush a month or so ago. Darn sales… This one is supposed to only get to about 3 feet high, so it will fit in the front better:
In thinking about it, I have had more luck than I realized with seeds this year. Moonflowers are about as easy as it gets. I just stuck the seeds in the ground and got 9 vines! Unfortunately, I didn’t trellis them, so they are running along the ground and up a couple of poles I put up. I love the buds:
You have to check each day for the blooms to catch them. They only last a day and when the daytime sun hits them, they wilt.
I’m definitely doing these again next year. Note to self – get trellises.
More plant moving this weekend now that I have a free weekend! Yay! Bulb orders should be arriving soon as well, probably while we are gone LOL.