September has arrived with cooler mornings and evenings as summer winds down for the last 20 or so days. It’s that time in the garden when gardeners go potty or seedy!
The pots of plants are coming to an end and most of mine are getting emptied and stored. The veggie pot garden has finished and the last of the plants have been pulled and composted. We had a wonderful harvest of rhubarb, tomatoes, peas, beans, radishes, lettuce and potatoes. Now it’s time to get seedy … and gather seeds from various plants in the garden.
Seeds and Seedpods are developing on a lot of plants, so now is the time to think about the garden for next year.
The hollyhocks grew well in a corner of the trellis garden. Tall stalks gave beautiful dark purple almost black flowers (depending on the time of day you looked at them)
They will soon be going to seed. Seeds are arranged inside the pod in a neat circle. You can let them dry out and drop naturally or you can gather them and save fro another year or to give in a seed swap.
The obedient plants, or physostegia, have been really lovely this year and the bees, butterflies and hummingbirds have been enjoying the blooms.
Here is the giant swallowtail flitting from bloom to bloom.
The weather has been amazing so far this September. In fact some days feel more like the summer days we usually have in August. I’m hoping it continues for many more days. But in the meantime I’m enjoying the outside as much as possible.
The Gardener Side of me keeps my online garden journal to help me keep track of when the plants sprout, bud and bloom
Blooming: morning glory, obedient plant, sweet peas, wild asters, goldenrod, miscanthus, and the odd hosta is hanging on, Russian sage, sedum, ligularia, potentilla, coreopsis,
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