Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wednesday Workday

It's all about redistribution this week.  No, not that kind.  We are friends and friends don't talk politics this time of year!

No, redistribution of my garden's assets.  I have pulled up acres of weeds so the good perennials can redistribute themselves into larger spaces.
I have redistributed the dirt that drifted over the summer into the iris.  The cutting garden could use some additional soil, so I had plenty to put there.

I redistributed about five cubic yards of decomposable weeds, overgrown perennials and stuff I pulled up to the compost pile.

Mitchell will soon use the chipper/shreader to redistribute the pile of sticks and branches on the left side into a new base so we can turn the pile.  I estimate that there are 18 inches of good dirt under the right hand pile!
And, finally, I redistributed many blossoms into the house to enjoy. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Flowers in the House - September Edition!

Mother Nature gave me a bounty this month - one I did not expect.  The cooler temperatures and plenty of recent rain really have caused the garden to perk up for one last flush of summer color as the fall blooms start coming, too. 
For the dining room table:
The first (and perhaps last) dahlia of the season, cone flowers, two sedums (sedi?), garden phlox, and Lady's Mantle, with a few vitex leaves thrown in for good measure.

For the coffee table the last (maybe not!) of the mini-roses.
And, a bonus bunch for my chairside table - the last of the Shasta Daisies, and a handful of zinnias.
I couldn't be happier!
If you haven't already been, there .... please hop over to Jane's house (SmallButCharming) and see what else is showing up today.  Our friends in the Southern Hemisphere should be starting to have spring flowers, you know.