A Green Fountain On A Sunny DaySunday, October 28, 2012
|Hosta 'Green Fountain'|
Today it stopped raining and Rosemary and her cat Casi-Casi went out into the garden. Rosemary is doing what we call the fall cleanup. I have been lax in assisting her. Eventually I will have to cut down the dead Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ and trim the box hedges and a laurel hedge by our north facing pond. I am postponing the eventual last mowing of the season. If wait a bit longer the winds will bring down more leaves and with the mower set to bag and mulch I do not have to rake them off. I will then use the mulch to protect my roses during the winter.
With the sun, sometimes out, I decided to explore in the garden. I observed that many of the hostas have lovely fall colour and many of my hydrangea flowers still have their colour, too. I will cut some of them and make an arrangement for our large living room glass vase. For reasons that escape me, our Clematis ‘The President’ had one bloom. I did not know that this clematis was remontant.
I scanned one of the spent flowers and one that probably was never going to open and more so as I cut it off for the scan.
My hostas plus a few roses with water-logged and droopy blooms are saying goodbye. I hope to be around to greet them when they come back.
Fall is in the bag