Here we go! The Great Fall Cleanup is about to commence. Mid September is when I start to think about getting the garden ready for Winter. Although things like this certainly don’t help…
Stoney Creek is my go-to garden center here in the north. I’m there about once a week if not more! Here’s some of what I came home with last week. You’ll have to stop by again to see what I end up doing with all those pots.
I’m trying my best to resist buying new plants at this time of year. Mostly because I have better luck planting and transplanting in the Spring. Undoubtedly I will fail and buy some anyway!
The garden is winding down so not much is blooming anymore. There were still a few things I was able to find and share for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day like these Hydrangeas that are getting prettier by the day.
I love this view of the garden with the pine trees just beyond the meadow below. Every day, the pink of the hydrangeas gets more intense. Gorgeous! Last week I took some engagement photos of my niece and her fiance in this spot. Aren’t they adorable?
I couldn’t resist including this shot. The Great Blue Lobelia really performed well this year. Without a doubt, one of my late summer favorites!
This poor Turtlehead is very sad looking. It’s what’s left after the deer came through a few times this summer. Seems they always go for this plant first…must be pretty tasty! I do need to do a better job protecting it next year.
And then there’s the sedum. Autumn Joy is just getting going. In a couple of weeks she will be in full Autumn glory.
This is an unnamed Sedum. I brought it with me from my Wauwatosa house many years ago. It’s settling in nicely here at the lake; almost to the point where I can divide it up. The bees love it.
This adorable little Aster has never bloomed before because the deer have always gotten to it first. I was so surprised to see this today. Made my morning, for sure!
Ahhh…another view of the Hydrangeas!
One last surprise! I spotted a few more roses in bloom. I will definitely be remembering this one in December!
“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”
― J.M. Barrie
So I guess I better get back to thinking about that garden cleanup. I really don’t think of it as work. Just one last opportunity to get my hands dirty and enjoy the garden before the snow flies!