There are a host of plants that don't appeal to me either .. but I respect that said plants can make other gardeners knees shake with excitement .. and that is a good thing.
The day I lose that sensation over a plant I have been hunting .. well it will be a sad day for me and I don't want it to ever happen .. just cremate me and throw those ashes on any garden within reach .. right ? do some good for the soil I say !!
This may sound creepy .. and I don't want to offend anyone ..but I hope it happens around Halloween for me .. it would be the best send off possible : )
Look at these colours though .. I mean really !!
The day I took these pictures .. Thursday I think .. I was planting the last of my bulbs that finally came .. 40 daffodils .. a variety of them .. they are my favorite Spring flowers, so it was a fun event to me even working in the wind and under a threat of some showers .. good is GOOD, so grab it when you can !
After I tucked in the bulbs (did the required moaning and groaning to husband .. since I dug my own circle this time .. I just felt it would be "good" for me ? ugh ! note to self .. pain is pain is pain .. make husband do that for now on !).
But the unexpected pleasure of seeing how truly gorgeous the TES leaves had turned to such beautiful hues of Autumn colour .. plus the forgotten knowledge of Engelmann Ivy leaf colour in the Fall .. well .. I had to wipe off the dirt and grab the camera an keep those colours !
Do you see what I mean ? especially against the gray driftwood and the still newness ? of the deck wood .. all wood is good ( am I over doing the "good" factor here ?) .. it can be a wonderful canvas for coloured leaves of all kind .. it makes me smile every time I look at them.
Who knew after the "deck guys" trampled that earth so hard packed and dumped crud on those areas .. that I would get the old ivy back to join the new one !
My pictures don't do the colours justice really .. but it gives you an idea.
Then I discovered an anemone .. I thought it was "robustissima" but this is white .. so now I am puzzled and I have to dig out last years tags and see what the heck did I plant there, yet again ?
Is this a pretty flower or what .. it was windy this day so I am very lucky to have gotten some decent pictures .. you all know what wind can do to blur a picture .. aarrgghh !!
So this is a simple, uncomplicated, none soul bearing .. hardly Halloweeny ? post for me. I just wanted to share how gorgeous TES has become (Gail how is yours looking ?) ..But alas our future relationship is up in the air, because I truly want this Sumac to grow UP to hide the naughty mess we create (or was that ME) in that gap between the shed and the deck. I can see it in my mind's eye what a beauty it would be if it was about 5 or 6 feet high .. OK .. make it 7 .. just to be wicked ? witchy? : )