The weather has been lovely. And by lovely I mean cool nights, temperate days, and low humidity. Ahhhh! That’s my kind of weather! These kinds of days are few and far between in my neck of the suburbs, so I relish them when they arrive.
I pulled up most of the pansies finally. They just … yeah. Weak, scraggly, struggling. So I just put them out of their misery. I have one pot of them holding on, but not for much longer, I think. And that’s about all I’ve done in the garden this week. I’ve been so busy with other things that I just haven’t had much time, or inclination, really. There isn’t a lot to do except water and deadhead, and God’s been doing a lot of the watering for me so that’s nice. And as for deadheading, it’s kind of late in the season for that. Trying to force more blooms this late would be more trouble than it’s worth, in my opinion.
This pot is one of my favorites. Piles of sweet alyssum with the trailing ivy vine – love it. Since the rope holding it up broke and it’s been sitting on the outdoor table, I’ve been able to enjoy its awesome fragrance more often. I’m thinking I may have to re-think which plants go in the hanging pots next year.
I think of these two as The Twins, even though they’re not the same kind of plant. And it’s so silly because I don’t think of the ones that are the same as twins. But they’re both tall, spiky, and purple. Clearly I have a thing for tall, spiky plants.
That’s how my garden’s growing this week. How’s yours doing? Are you doing Autumn prep, getting ready for Winter?
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