This week, it has been fall like weather with highs in the 70’s and morning temps below 60. I have been able to complete many more fall tasks. Most of the planting beds have been cleared and I do have a good start on a fall vegetable garden with radishes, carrots and beets.
It has been a little breezy from a cold front. It is still very dry. The hurricane did not bring any rain our way but it has been devastated to our dear brothers and sisters in Florida. I have spent many vacations in central Florida and it is painful to think of the destruction and misery. God Bless all those who are rushing in to help.
Here are my six.
First is this Inland Sea Oats that I started from seed. It will do well in the shady areas of the garden. It is beginning to show that golden fall color. The seed heads are so unusual.
Next is some boneset. It is a Eupatorium species. It is a common native. I did not plant it but it is a delight of the fall.
Next is a toadlily given to me by a friend. It is Tricyrtis hirta. It is a hardy, shade loving perennial. It is low growing and has such beautiful lily like flowers.
Next is another grass I planted this year. It is a Carex known as Everillo. Beautiful fall golden color. It loves the sun.
I was visited by this beautiful butterfly. I think it is a Red Spotted Purple.
Speaking of blue, here is a group of Ageratum proudly displaying their color.
This Alabama Croton is beginning to show its bronzy side and the dogwood beside it is showing its red side.
At the last, here is a camellia showing that it will bloom in January when the days are dreary and that the spring will return.
Hope you are enjoying the blue sky days of October here in the American South.
Take a peak at the propagator blog. He is the inspiration for my efforts.