“The bee, from her industry in the summer, eats honey all the winter.”
Bees are busy this time of year. This bee has pollen saddle bags, the little gold pouches.
We wait all season for the fall flower spectacular, like Limelight Hydrangea.
And Asters! This variety is Aster Tartaricus, it grows up to six feet tall and is a wonderful pollen source for bees.
Eucalyptus is ready for harvest! Seedlings were planted in March and in our climate, they take quite awhile to produce their well known scented foliage. I wait until the leaves have a leathery feel.
As the days grow cooler and shorter, it’s time to start clearing beds and planting hardy annuals for spring flowers. I take it one bed at a time. This week I planted over 1000 baby plants. Soon, I’ll direct seed Bachelor Buttons, Larkspur, Bells of Ireland, Bupleurum and more for flowers next May and June.
The first week of the fall flower subscription was filled with dahlias, rudbeckia, sedum, celosia, and more.
We will have flowers till frost. Reminder that our tulip bulb and ranunculus ordering will close soon. Order now for beautiful spring flowers. Instructions included with each order.
Archie loves his evening walk and the sunsets have been gorgeous!
Thank you for following, I hope you are enjoying the best of the season!