Grandson Patrick over the weekend helped me plant the winter garden.? Which made me feel much better, since the summer garden had disappeared – all except for the collard greens – in all that heat.
So we planted lots of different lettuces – salad mix, plus Swiss chard – so beautiful, kale and more collards, since the summer ones will be totally eaten soon.
I also bought – and just sat in the bed by the steps – large and small flowering kales and cabbages of different colors.? And for the bed below the big window – which had been been empty of flowers since the day lilies bloomed so cotton-pickin’ early – we sat 5 huge chrysanthemums.? The bed actually is totally beautiful and green, though, ’cause the day lily leaves died back and then resurged beautifully, which has never happened before.
It’s almost time to cut back the asparagus, which has been the most beautiful pale green, and now gray green, cloud.? He turned the compost heap over, so we will have glorious dirt for all the beds, come spring.
The honeysuckle has its little red berries, so the birds will have good through Christmas, which is when it gets hard for them.? Of course, I feed them right on through.? I’ve seen one migrator – the white breasted flycatcher, which eats upside down on the safflower seed feeder.
We have to put the hose away, and some of the garden sculptures – just a few more things to do in the yard to be ready for winter.? Aaaaahhhhhh.