A Yucky Day at the Farm
Lots of thunder and lightning awoke me today. There are fierce winds as well. Occasional bits of sunshine appear though. Very confusing!
I took a few "winding down" shots to share with you.
So Autumn is here and this is how things look near the barn:
We took out the Vernonia (Ironweed). It was too huge to cope with any loinger, but what a horrible job extricating it from the rocky location! We planted some grasses there, some foxglove seedlings and moved an Echinacea to the spot also.
Then we planted a Caryopteris and a cornus nearby as well.
Woody's rose doesn't look very pink in the photo, but it is!
The heptacodium was moved from a shady area to sunlight. I hope it settles in nicely with the rain we are getting!
In the vegetable garden there are lots of zucchini and eggplants.
A few roses too!
Like an older woman on her birthday, these still have a certain charm!
The anemones decorate the garden fence.
The monkshood blooms at the same time.
Reed's garden seems to be taking well and should be a good Fall garden in the future.
Vitex is a borderline plant here but I have had good luck with it, even though it dies back completely every year. It takes a long wait for it to appear in the spring, but once it takes off I just love it!
Other bushes to enjoy at this time: Tiger Eye Sumac, dark Elderberry, Golden Spirit Cornus....