Saturday, November 21, 2015

Time for the Long Winter's Nap

My post being late is the probably extreme understatement...but I did manage to at least some pictures.   You know, the greatest thing about plants is many will survive without you.  We are due for a freeze watch so it is time to say goodnight to the flowers....

During October we went on our fourth anniversary to the Smoky Mountains.  The lady bugs were everywhere...I really meant to steal a few and bring them back!
 The mountains, as always, were beautiful...kinda warm this fall compared to our last few trips...but I suppose that will happen.
Finally got the mower restarted and mowed the areas around the pool

Roses around the pool

Still in bloom but would be more if they had been deadheaded.

 Sundial weeds are hardy things!
Bottlebrush is still blooming

Weeds on the side beds came back

Juniper trees are just not thriving well...I think I'm gonna use annuals from now on like zinnias

Hydrangeas are blooming

Encore were trimmed over the fall and they have been blooming.

The one thing I vowed not forget is rye seed.  It makes it feel as though winter never comes so we broadcasted the seed.

But the old grass is still....looking good..but I like the color of rye better..



 Green Ice
Peach Drift

I believe knockouts

I think summer snow

Belinda's Dream

I want to say this 

The knockouts have grown huge again

It is weird to see spring blooming camellias bloom in the fall...

My husband training our German shepherd puppy Desdemona

And she likes to dig holes

Unusually rainy fall.....but we have had tons of rain..thankfully I laid the rye grass....