It is Autumn in the garden, with the temperatures finally cooling off a bit this week. I’ve been looking forward to chilly mornings and cool afternoons, which will bring on the color in the trees. Around the garden, some interesting things decided to bloom in October. It has been so warm, that my iris got confused, and waited to bloom until just last week.
I adore this white bloom, and it gave me two more before it was done. A misty morning created droplets of water on the petals.
The daisy is looking a bit peaked. I think the heat is getting to it, but it is still bravely blooming as best it can.
The superbelles on the birdcage are looking a bit ragged, but it put on one more show of blooms with the heat.
The big surprise was the dahlia. I planted several without a clue as to what color or size they would be. Imagine my surprise to find this huge purple bloom!
Plus it gave me several at one time, so heavy the plant is leaning over, and I need to stake it.
If you want bulbs for spring time blooms, like daffodils and crocus, now is the time to put those in the ground.
My little flock of turkeys continues to hang around, but none of them will puff up and display like the males have done in the past.
Then, over the weekend, a new flock showed up. They were more than happy to run up for a handout, so I know they’ve been here before.
Up on the feeder, My Sweet Babboo keeps the birds well fed. A cardinal and a little woodpecker work on the seed.
Then, a titmouse joined the party.
Later, the first appearance of the Rose Breasted Grosbeak.
The orange dahlia bloomed again too, perfect colors for this time of year.
I need to pull up the remaining tomato plants as they are all done. Then I need to do some weeding as well. I’ll deadhead the hydrangea soon. The dahlias will need to come inside for winter, so those have to be lifted. I gave up on the African violets, the fungus was just not going to be cured so I threw them out. The scraggly leftovers in pots all need to be pulled and the pots put away for winter. So, a bit of gardening work yet to do, now that the weather is a bit cooler. At the edge of the forest, a promise of color to come is seen.
What is blooming in your Autumn Garden?
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