The first of October

October is one of our favorite months of the year. Everything is still green and lush, the flowers are having a new flush of blooms with the cooler nights, and a crisp whiff of autumn is in the air. The entry garden has filled in quite nicely - almost too nicely. We've had to really work to keep the roses from wheedling their way into the dwarf fountain grasses. But the overall effect is very nice. The cart my dad made is the star of the show. Before long I'll fill it with pumpkins and mums or maybe a pot of fountain grass from the back yard.

I wish the coleus would stay nice into the fall, but it wilts at the first hint of a freeze. I hope to bring a lot of it inside and try to overwinter it like I did last year. Most of our pots of coleus came from starts I pinched and rooted in the kitchen window all winter.

4 comments :

Marilyn said...

I just wanted to thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures of your KS garden. I'm originally from SW Kansas and miss the different plants that we grew there. I love visiting every year and love going back in the Fall!

Deborah Raney said...

Thank YOU, Marilyn. So glad to know you're enjoying the blog. Nice to hear from a fellow Kansan who enjoys coming back home!

Mimi said...

Your pictures are beautiful! And, I agree, October is the very BEST month -- with the sunshine and cool crisp mornings.

Deborah Raney said...

Thanks, Mimi. I really can't take ANY credit for the pictures turning out beautiful. I just point the camera at God's amazing creation and He does the rest. Not to mention, digital cameras are a great, fail-proof invention, aren't they?