It’s been an amazing October–nearly every day has had some sun, and when it rains it seems to usually do so at night. It hasn’t been too hot or too cold. Great horseback riding weather. These past few days I’ve been out at the barn every day riding with friends.But this is a garden blog (I can hear Jeanne my sister protesting, “get those horses off the garden blog!”) Here are the two home horses Fly and Casey, yesterday:I still haven’t finished getting all of those tulip bulbs in the ground. And I am waiting for a frost to kill the tops of the dahlias so I can dig the tubers. The dahlias are making the most of the long season, and they are blooming to beat the band. In the vegetable garden David is preparing for frost and also planting out baby onions, various greens, and spinach. Meanwhile, the weather has confused some flowers into blooming again:
Other flowers typically bloom all year, right until frost.
It’s not that I try to take photos of bumble bees–they are everywhere.
Seed pods of all kinds are feeding birds or scattering for next year: