BUT .. by golly I got the "bulb circle" 95% done ... two problems .. the daffs didn't show up yet, meaning yet another circle to create ? and I just know the squirrel mafia are going to mess with my mind and start digging my babies up .. I threw some peanuts out as it was before I even put a bulb in !
Yet I do digress ? .. while husband is down stairs clicking FOREVER on the gas pilot light for the fireplace to turn on .. if you see a BIG puff of smoke with a bigger bang .. that is us .. TOAST .. and no marshmallows in sight ? what the heck ??
Nondescript white asters looking semi cute with little garden lamp ......
Mr. Smiley (cousin to Cindee's adopted Mr. Smiley living in California .. not remembering the cold Canuck house he originated from .. reminds me I have to bring Mista G in from the COLD)
Anywhoooo ... Toad lily .. ya gotta' love these tough as hobnailed boots guys .. and I have never seen a hob nailed boot mind you.
I have no idea why they are doing so well this year .. it is a complete surprise to me too !
Do I look a gift horse in the mouth ? NOPE !
Purple Dome asters .. funny little things that look like a different colour through the stages of them opening .. and no matter how much I pinch them back during the summer, they always seem TALL to me ;-)
A gratuitous shot of mums while sneaking PINKY in ? .. note to self .. don't adjust colour values of pictures in afternoon sun in kitchen ? I think I made a mess of it all, but will bravely soldier on here with misbegotten post !
I love how the "shared space" is shaping up .. I would love to have a maze of tall ornamental grasses but there is only so much room to maneuver .. it isn't tamper proof though .. I'm bound to get at it and overcrowd something yet again ?
I call this "Black on Black" ... they are the blackest cone flowers of all that I have .. I think they are SO COOL !! being of a "Halloween" frame of mind .. of what is left of my mind that is.
I have to mention the smell of dill seed in this area was heaven : )
Note to self "self .. make sure to have LOADS of dill in garden next year !"
Next is what I call "Green on Green" .. OK .. just go with the flow here people .. but it is kind of nice isn't it .. different textures .. variations of green .. Walker's Low nepeta forms a wonderful tight ball for the second time this season .. hum ? could be the third time actually !
Now how gorgeous is she ? !!! Hey Debbie M. this buds for you girl : )