Sunday, October 12, 2014

October in the garden

It's pumpkin time!

The parterre garden is really looking lush and healthy.  Love the salvia greggi.

This lavender pot used to be the home of a giant agave Americana.  Took me forever to dislodge it.  This Texas sage is the Green Cloud variety that blooms the color of the pot.  Can't wait to see it in bloom.

One of the kitchen garden beds - mustard, broccoli, brussel sprouts, asian greens.

The zinnia bed in the kitchen garden has pretty much gone to seed.  Amaranth is in there as well.

A view of the long border.  that pale yellow sickly plant is a rescue plant from Lowe's.  It is a mountain laurel and I'm pretty sure it will do fine.  Gread bargain, they grow so slow.

I need to get rid of this perennial morning glory.  It is swallowing the Crepuscule rose as well as the shed.

Sweet autumn clematis starting to bloom.

Close up of that mountain laurel.

Another view of the parterre.

Ugh! Lots of weeding needed here.

Variegated lemon is blooming.

Roses are blooming again.

The horseherb has recovered from the heat and is really taking off after the rain.

I love the heirloom pumpkins.  They are like little works of art.  I didn't grow these.

The Brakelight hesperloe is blooming again.  I wonder if the seeds from the seed pod would produce more 'Brakelights' or the native variety.  I'm going to propagate and see.  Hesperloe seeds are very easy to germinate.

Red red rose.

Let's see, where is the kitchen garden gate?

Oh, there it is.

Pink knock out rose, with the yellow center.

Nameless yellow rose.

Belinda's Dream

View from inside the kitchen garden.

This little Straberry Fields Gomphrena is a tough little bloomer.

Another Lowe's rescue.

Butterfly vine.

View into the parterre from the archway.

The redbud tree.

'Dynamite' crepe myrtle.

Loaded Beautyberry.

The seedpods are spectacular.

Salvia farinacea.

Cowpen daisy with Mexican Bush Sage.  I'm going to move the sage to another spot where it will get more sun.

Lot's of frost weed.


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