Monday, October 12, 2009

Golden Globes of Goodness

Kathleen- thanks again for the seedling. What took so long to really settle in is an enormous plant now, with thousands of what I've dubbed Golden Globes of Goodness. It's about done for the season now, but I hesitate to uproot it. There are still some flowers, can you believe it?

There are other gardening successes this year, though much more ornamental. This is a giant terra cotta pot on the front patio. The impatiens were beautiful this year.

I love the pink and green sweet potato vine. It made itself at home, climbing in and through the English holly that borders two sides of the patio. The hens and chicks wintered in this strawberry pot. I wonder if they'll make it again this year?

Here's Miss Molly who couldn't resist the sunshine. That's the English holly behind her, though I don't think you can see the sweet potato vine here.

The succulent pot did quite well too. I'm told the agave will not winter, but since I have no place to put it under cover, it will be on its own. Maybe I can muster enough resources to cover it in burlap. Would that help? The little feather number at the bottom of the pot is very prolific.

Here's the whole front tableau-- walking stick tree, succulent pot, herbs on the left behind the rain gauge.

The window boxes are still full and beautiful. I kinda had in mind to get more creative with these this year, but again, the impatiens really filled out nicely. There's not a lot of sun.

The roses did quite well this year too. This is one of my Mr. Lincoln bushes. I got several spindly little specimens from a neighbor. I didn't think they'd make it-- they'd been languishing in the shade of a garage for years. They really took off, producing lots of sweetheart pink flowers, but I've found that they're a climbing variety. I need to rig some sort of trellis and/or move them.

That's all for today's gardening report. Soon enough it will be leaf raking time!


Kathleen said...

Lots of gardening successes you've had. Nice work. I'm always pleasantly surprised when tomatoes take off.

Also, I have some burlap, if you want some.

kate said...

Hi! Excited to see you, too! And I'm so glad I came to your blog to see the rocks-stacked photo!! Of course it didn't show up in my rss feed, but somehow I got here to see it. Love it! :)

Kathleen said...

I like the new header photo - lots of cairns. And, the personal punch list is fun. Getting Troy a passport looks like the easiest item on there.