Garden musings for a change

Just a few random notes from the garden this fall.  This has not been a very active gardening year for me (wait till next year!!), but I wanted to mention a few things.

First up is this picture of a woodpecker on the yucca plant.  When the plumbers dug up the front lawn, they broke off a lot of leaves on this guy, and he was looking pretty sickly.  Nevertheless, I think it must be a cast-iron plant, because it has recovered nicely. I left one bloom spike on it for no particular reason, and now I know why: it’s for the woodpecker!DSC06434Blurry because he was pecking so fast!

A quick trip to Roxbury Mills so that I can plant the outdoor pots resulted in:

sternbergia lutea (fall flowering) because I love the ones I already have

tulips Maureen and Canasta (fringed) for front door pot

Boxwood Winter Star (so-called, probably North Star) for the front pot – I saw something like this somewhere and copied it.  Apparently if it is North Star it will grow as a globe but right now it’s small and upright.  When the pansies expire and before the bulbs come up, there will still be a presence there.

Daffodil concerto or more likely a tulip, I think for the front door pot

A couple of Allium purple sensations planted in the front of the sunny bed

Then, from Bluestone, Cream beauty crocus, Lilies both Oriental mix and Stargazer, and Pink impression tulips  planted today 11/15 – Stargazer lilies in the pink bed, mixed lilies in with the iris, pink tulips in the pink bed and with the mixed lilies, didn’t get to the crocus today

Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Ingwersen’s Variety’ on backorder

Still in bloom on Gardener’s bloom day:

DSC06459cornflower (note to self, get more for next year)

DSC06462dragonwing begonia (they go on and on, caught this just as the setting sun lit it up)

physostegia still holding on

random morning glories that pop up everywhere

a little purple everlasting that  quietly goes on and on – will try to get a pic later

rosemary blooming white

remains of wild white asters

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