I decided to walk around the garden yesterday and snap a few pictures for you guys. The feeling of fall is definitely in the air. I had a wonderful surprise waiting for me when turned the corner of the path. After four years of nothing, this year my Red Tower spiral ginger is going to bloom! Look! I actually told the master gardeners to dig it up last year and get rid of it because it never did anything and in error they left it behind. Lucky me I guess. :0)
Not only does it have one bloom on it there is also a second one. I’m very excited and I can’t wait to see what it smells like. I haven’t found a ginger yet that didn’t smell absolutely divine when it bloomed.
Another one of my favorites in the garden is the little Dahlia given to me by Monica at Garden Faerie’s Musings. It’s called ‘Bonne Esperance’ and I can’t wait to get a big huge patch of these perfect little pink flowers. If there’s one thing I’ve come to notice lately it’s how much I love pink in the garden. I really think I’m going to incorporate more of it in the years to come. It’s a shame little boys are taught pink is a girls color why should all the pretty colors be saved just for little girls?
This little rose is called ‘The Fairy’ and is still producing a few little blooms for me. It really isn’t in a very good place and I need to move it to a more suitable area. I’ll get around to it eventually.
The evergreen wisteria is gone to seed. This is the first year it’s made the seed pods like this. I think I’m going to stick some in the ground and see what happens. I’m not going to put a lot of effort into it, either they grow or they don’t. So many people have said they’ve never seen the color of the one I have I thought I would try to grow some to give away.
The Peegee Hydrangea has never produced new blooms this late in the season, but I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. One of the dogwoods started blooming in the spring and here it is September and the dang thing is still full of blooms. I keep hearing my grandmomma’s voice saying, “The good book says the trees will know no season…”
I’d learned from Pam over at Digging that you could cut back these sage bushes in the summer and they would not get so huge they lay on the ground in the Fall. I think Pam usually cuts her plant back in June and for some reason I was thinking it was July. I may have sacrificed a few blooms waiting a month too long, but I’m much happier with the size of it this year and it’s still a little early to judge the number of blooms I’m going to get. At any rate I’m tickled pink at the size it is. It’s much better this way
Remember the project I have planned for redoing one of the beds? Well here are the hydrangeas I’m going to use to circle the Vitex when I get all the other stuff removed. I think I’m going to get started on that in the next week or so. I had put it on hold for the humming birds, but I’ve since decided to just get a feeder or two for extra nutrition and get the work behind me. I’m excited; it’s going to look so good with that tree limbed up and these lacecaps full grown. Now, to get the work done and be patient enough to watch them grow.