mid September days
I thought I'd post these pictures on a separate thread as there's getting to be a lot of pictures on the main thread and I didn't want to slow it down....
The garden is looking overall pretty pathetic although there are still individual good things happening.
The Hot Coacoa rose in the herb bed between our driveway and the neighbour to the south put out a couple of really tall canes this year. The tall canes put out nice boquets of blossoms - this boquet is almost finished, but you can see some buds for the next one to come:
The Sweet Autumn clematis on the north fence in the backyard is scenting the air very sweetly these days. This view is looking down on it from the back porch:
I couldn't get very good pictures of the heptacodium Deanne but here are two. The first is taken from the end of the driveway, looking north along the ditch/lawn to show how tall the tree is getting. The large shadow on the grass and the plant on the left edge of the picture is the Chinese wisteria tree. The heptacodium is at the far end - all you can really see in this picture is the splatters of white flowers!:
This view is down the main path in the front bed. The heptacodium is the white flowers at the end:
This picture is to show the asters at the end of the driveway border. The pink ones (which came out sort of red in this picture!) are just starting to open:
Moving on to things other than the sad-looking garden....
This past Thursday we went to the farmers' market at St. Jacob. We bought a big bag of Roma tomatoes. On Saturday we turned 28 lb. into tomato sauce after reserving 16lb. for chutney - which we'll make tomorrow:
Here are some fuzzy beast pictures for gb. The lounge (chair) lizards on the back porch:
Misty takes refuge in her little 'house' - in the base for the kitchen table - when Pheobe is pestering her too much in the kitchen:
It was a nice day so Barb and I took the beasts for a walk at the marina this afternoon. A couple of poor quality pictures from the marina....: