Okay, back to the USA for this post 😀
We had one freeze overnight earlier this week, but most of my plants survived it and it has been relatively warm for the rest of the week.
We bought some pumpkins to be carved later, but now they are outside.
Those are some of the gourds we grew on accident. They keep rolling around or something rolls them around.
The Fair Bianca has buds on it. I thought these might have gotten nipped with the freeze, but maybe they are okay:
The big one should open, but the 2 others probably don’t have enough time before more frost. I love how this rose has the pink buds and opens to white flowers.
The geraniums sent out some fresh blooms:
The mums in the ground are just starting to open.
For the life of me, I can’t remember what color the one on the left is. Guess we should find out soon! Close up of the purple.
I went to get some more potted mums to decorate with and the nursery was having a clearance sale. Clearance sale, people! How could I resist? The perennials were $2 and $3 and I found some that I was going to put in anyway next year.
Ladies Mantle. I got a couple of those and some white astilbe, all for the shade garden. With the warm days, these plants should get a good root system on them. I like planting in the fall because it gives the plants a head start for spring.
These are the marigolds that I direct sowed in the spring.
I couldn’t even get a bloom in the whole growing season and it is now mid October. I’m surprised these haven’t died yet, but another really cold night and they probably will. Please open!!
Look at all my zinnias!
Those dark patches are the old flower heads from my baby Joe Pye. I ended up getting some more zinnia seeds for next year since these were such a success.
I just need to be patient enough to wait for them.
I am letting all of the seed pods from these plants fall to the ground.
Lastly, more of the Enchanted Evening rose:
I love this rose. It smells wonderful. It would be nice if it got bushier next year. Third year is the charm for baby perennials, so my fingers are crossed.
Garden cleanup to do this weekend. That’s always a bit sad when you cut away the foliage for the season. I’m already thinking about next year!