In the past week, we've had a lot of rain. And a pretty strong wind storm too. Despite the weather drama, I have been able to sneak in time to get things planted. I still have more to do, of course. Don't we all?
On Thursday, garden buddy Carol and I went to our local nursery's fall sale. Wow, talk about good stuff.
|Among other things, I bought this huge 'Peppermint Swirl' Hydrangea.|
|Look at the flecks of darker pink and white. I love it.|
|After losing one of my Daphne odora to last winter's nonsense, I was happy to find this $5.00 replacement!|
Yes five bucks for this beauty. Daphne odora 'Mae-jima'.
|I just love the fuzzy-wuzzy look of my Chenille Plant. (Acalypha pendula 'Firetail')|
|I know I keep showing photos of my Fuchsias but I LOVE them.|
|This NOID Fuchsia has never looked better.|
|Geranium 'Elke' decided to put out one last blossom.|
|Mimulus x aurantiacus 'Cherry'|
|A water-soaked Honeysuckle blossom|
|STILL blooming, Coreopsis 'Mercury Rising'|
|My Cup and Saucer vine is also still blooming.|
|As are my Alstromeria. Can you believe that?|
|Rain-soaked and leaning, Salvia 'LaTrinidad Pink' is a trooper.|
|Arbutus unedo usually starts blooming in December but this year it started in September and is still going strong.|
|Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus' is happy.|
|My Tetrapanax didn't get quite as tall as I wanted but that's okay.|
|There are lots of new leaves on my Acanthus mollis.|
|Red berries on my Skimmia japonica.|
|Cotoneaster microphylla has berries too.|
|"Welcome" is such a cliche but when I saw this sign for two bucks I bought it.|
|Finally, a very blurry photo of a Canadian geese fly-over.|