Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Fall is here...Drat!
Fall has officially arrived, and much as I love the seasons, I am sad to bid goodbye to summer. I do love fall, but I do not want to think of the coming cold weather. We didn't have enough summer this year, and I'm still waiting for the warm dry autumn that was forecast.. wonder when it's going to start?
There are still some things blooming in the garden although the color is waning. Most plants are pretty well done and will soon be cut down to allow me to put the beds to sleep for the winter. I didn't get a lot of Morning Glory blooms, but look at that beautiful blue color- isn't it lovely? This is from seeds sent to me by my blogging friend Marie at SREDeluxe. Thanks Marie!
The rudbeckia is still going strong although many blossoms are now showing signs of nibbling, likely the earwigs... Two fall bloomers, Japanese Toad Lily and Japanese Anemone are just coming into bloom now, soon to be followed by the fall asters. So it's "not quite over" yet! I'm hoping tomorrow will be a sunny day so I can get out for some more photography.. the last few days have been wet and dismal.
As soon as we get a day without rain, I'll be taking more photos in the garden and of my red quilt, Talkin' Turkey. It's quilted, bound, been in the Show, and ready to be shown!
"The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many... September is dressing herself in showy dahlias and splendid marigolds and starry zinnias. October, the extravagant sister, has ordered an immense amount of the most gorgeous forest tapestry for her grand reception." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes