Before the Curtain Closes

And Before the Rain Washes Them Away It’s raining again tonight, actually it has been raining on and off for the past two days.  It’s just drizzle now.  Luck was on my side yesterday; gave me a chance to take some photographs of fall colors before the rain washes them away.  Not much left of the garden, really, just a lot of leaves on the … Continue reading Before the Curtain Closes

October Garden

Still Some Colors After uneven temperatures and one rainstorm after another, most of the flowers in our garden have just given up or rotted away.   Only a few of them have kept blooming.  As the years pass, more and more we see pounding rainfall in autumn that frequently strips the trees of what should be their proudly worn, colorful fall coat.  Flowers, being the weaker … Continue reading October Garden

Garden Phlox

A Tough Native (or phloxing around for fun) Heat and rainstorm can’t do very much damage to this native perennial.  Once they’re established I merely prune them in spring so they won’t grow too tall and ‘dead-head’ them once the flower’s spent. I started growing Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata) with just a couple of them.  Within a few years they proliferated all over the garden. … Continue reading Garden Phlox

Summer Garden

Tough Guys All, They Stand Up to the Heat It’s been around 90 degrees and no rain in sight.  I have to water the vegetable garden daily but only once or twice a week for the rest of the garden.  The flower plot along the driveway doesn’t get any water at all.  I let mother nature take care of them.  Most of them are self-sown … Continue reading Summer Garden

Salvia ‘Black and Blue’

Couldn’t Help Myself I grow Salvia in the garden for their color and for the bees.  The ones in the garden are compact with small leaves and either blue or pink in color.  Their colors make up for lack of scent, flower scent.  I can smell them only when I brush against them, then the spicy, sage (S. officinalis) like scent, emanates upward.  Another good … Continue reading Salvia ‘Black and Blue’