Saturday, October 13, 2012
This week in the garden - #35
I added four new brugs to the garden this year. Two of them have bloomed and a third one now has buds and will be in bloom soon, but all are enjoying the somewhat cooler days and nights of autumn and are putting on a late spurt of growth. They will all, like the old plant, die back to the roots this winter, but next spring they should be back stronger than ever, and by this time next year, I hope to have wonderful angel trumpets "blowing" all over my garden.
This week, fall cleanup of the garden continued. At mid-week, I walked through the garden one afternoon and realized, to my surprise, that actually things look pretty good. Not that there isn't still a lot of work that needs to be done. When was there ever not a lot of work to be done in the garden? But progress has been made and as we meander into late autumn and the leaves begin to carpet the ground, I'm not too displeased with where I am at this stage of my gardening year. In less than two weeks, I'll be leaving on my fall vacation and, as things now stand, I may actually be able to leave in good conscience!