Sep 17, 2011

Fall Colors

Not only have I been away from the blogosphere the past few weeks, but I have spent little time tending my gardens. Thus, it was with some amazement that I paused to take in the beauty of a section of my yard that quietly emerged as an impressive patch of fall colors while I was too busy to notice.

I wish I could tell you every flower variety that I planted, but I tend to be somewhat impulsive in my seed selections and placement. Sure, I spend a minute making sure I plant full sun flowers in full sun, but I often forget after a few weeks what it was I planted. I know that there are about six marigold varieties, some nasturtiums, and three or four different types of zinnia in this garden, but I am clueless as to the names of at least six other flowers.

I suspect that the pink and purple flowers are some plant in the Aster family, but I cannot remember what the tall spiky red flowers are.

Anyway, the plot turned out well in spite of the almost total lack of weeding and watering I provided since late August.


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Anonymous said...

Glad you are back...we missed you!

Carl said...

Glad to see you back.

Nice garden! Every year I think about a garden, but I'm just too lazy. I always feel overwhelmed with year work.

microdot said...

I just got back on line as well after a 2 week hiatus back in the middle ages. Here's what I was doing 8 hours a day for the last 2 weeks!