We’ve had some glorious weather the last two weeks. The trees have started to change to orange, red and yellow. At night the moon and stars have been bright–just beautiful. In the garden I cherish every dahlia bloom, because I know soon the frost will bring them to a black end. Then I’ll dig up the tubers and store them for next year.
Yesterday my order of hyacinths and tulips arrived from Colorblends Company. So this weekend will be planting time. I’ll also dig up and store glad corms after a hard frost. But otherwise garden work is over for another year.
The bumble bees are getting slower and slower as the temperatures fall. Here is one on an anise hyssop (agastache) that appeared to be asleep!The hydrangea are all doing their thing, looking lovely in shades of pink:It may not be a flower, but the chard in the vegetable garden is so pretty I took a photo:I’ll take some photos this weekend when I plant the tulips. I’m going to buy a large quantity of ground hot pepper to plant with the bulbs to discourage voles.