Thursday, September 29, 2011
Hello and Welcome to Garden Thursday. Virginger here with your weekly tour. Please feel free to biggify any picture to get a better look.
While Mr Fall is here, the daylight hours are shorter, things are still happening outside.
Our pet-unias still blooming, but what is that yellow thing that is blooming. We didn't put that in the box. The fevvers or a squirrel probably planted it.
The side of the house by mum's sleepy room. The ferns are starting to die back now, just a month ago they were all full and lush.
The grapes are ready to go, lots of them hiding in the leaves and we can see the fevvers fly into the arbor to get a snack. Mum just leaves the grapes for the fevvers, something special for them to eat in the fall.
The bath for the fevvers, all clean and full. The fevvers need water to drink all the time, so we need to keep it full.
Our trumpet vine still has a few blooms. We saw hummer birds on Sunday flying around. Mum went to a talk at the library last week on fevver feeding. The guy said you should keep your hummer feeder out for two weeks after you see the your last hummer. We will watch again this weekend to see if they are still around.
Mum thinks this is goldenrod. She didn't plant it and cuts most of it down as we really don't want this in the garden. Or at least not much of it around.
This is another weed, Joe-Pye Weed or the official name is Eupatorium purpureum. Good for flutterby's and such, plus it blooms late in the year. We need more of plants like this.
That is all for this week. I already have some neat pictures to share for next week of some plants that are just down the trail.
Thanks for stopping by. Love, Virginger