Wednesday, September 23, 2015


It's the first day of fall, and while there are some leaves crunching under my feet, it doesn't really feel like it.

It's a comfortable, sunny 22 degrees (71F). Perfect for being outside
And just look at the pretty Nasturtium bloom. Still just the one, but it won't be long....
... before it has a friend.

The Shamrock is blooming again
 And the Sedum is really starting to shine
Popcorn Drift is almost ready to pop
And Chicago Peace is just showing off
That's one thing that's nice about the cooler weather - the rose blooms last a little longer. People are always surprised when I tell them my roses are blooming in September. But they will bloom right until the frost... right now Tournament has blooms, and both Blue Girl and Queen E are putting up new buds.  I just cut the six pretty buds Mellow Yellow put up last week.

Speaking of showing off
The Butterfly Bush is busting out all over the place now.

And take a look at my large faerie garden...
It just seems to have exploded. The Allysum re-bloomed, the Hens have lots of Chicks, and the Sedum is spilling all over the place.

And berry season never ends at Chez Wandering Cat
The strawberries are small but get lots of them
And I'm treated to a handful of raspberries every night when I get home.

And over in the tomato jungle...
The fun never stops.. This is just a days harvest. I give away more than we eat (well more than Dave eats... I don't eat them at all). Things will slow down as the weather cools, but we'll have tomatoes well into October too.


Anonymous said...

YUM...BERRIES! I would love to have a garden, but here in the Florida swamp everything we plants either turns to mold or gets eaten by wildlife. :-(

Araignee said...

I was just wondering how your fairy gardens were doing. Your nasturtium makes me so happy! I just love them and you never see them anymore.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

The Faerie Garden looks amazing! I want one too!
Our peppers are suddenly and rapidly turning orange. Looks like they will ripen in time!

elns said...

I'm really impressed with how much you are yielding from that garden. You know I'm ridiculously jealous of your faerie gardens. The flower detail photos are very nice.

WildflowerWool said...

What a green thumb you have!