As the season continues to change. .
so does the garden scapes!
We've been excited to see 4 bluebirds hanging around. .
Many of the other birds have moved on. .
and there are still a few flying flowers around too. .
This is the best flowering I have seen with the SilverLace vine on my rustic little arbor. It has bloomed for several months now. .and this fresh flush of flowering is really eye catching. By next summer, it should flip over the top of the arbor. .and hopefully be met in a few years with by the wisteria bush planted on the other side.
The pyracantha bush has a small crop of orange berries. Eventually, something eats them all off. .but they last well into the winter.
I LOVE the interesting seed pods of the moon flower vines. They should drop off and reseed a patch for me next summer.
This grass is a native bluestem. .I have really had to pay attention so I would NOT pull it, since all summer it has looked like an obnoxious clump of regular grass. It has gorgeous color now and seed heads. .Behind it, you can see the Rubinstern coneflowers. The original two plants died. .but not before they reseeded themselves in multiple spots.
They will make some happy goldfinches soon!
The asters shared with my by GonSS are looking FAN.TAS.TIC!! Last year the blooms lasted only a day or two and weren't really that pretty at all. .in fact, I would say they were downright UGLY!! This year they are stunning!! She brought me a second clump last spring. .and they are looking great already too! The little tiny bees LOVE these. .I'm not sure how large GoSS clump gets. .but as I look out my office window to the house next to the clinic. .her bushes are HUGE. .and totally gorgeous!
This was the second year for some soaker hoses up around the pond. .initially put there to keep some regularity to the water the new little natives from HCG. Interestingly. .the caryopteris bushes dropped seed, that is VERY easy to grow. I got the cat in the photo to show that the 4 foot tall bushes bloom when they are very, very small!! I dug a few to send to my friend Sue in Michigan. .which are now blooming in her yard. I will HAVE to remove these little guys. .they just get too big!! They like heat and dry. .so if anyone might like some. .let me know!!
The water has been clear all season. .I think that the pond plants are helping a lot. .with a couple years of rain and cooler temperatures, I think it will be phenomenal. .If we have a couple more years of the intense heat and lack of moisture. .I may have to switch to cactus!
It will give new meaning to the phrase "an oasis in the desert!"
Hoping that the first full weekend of fall finds you doing something enjoyable!!
Have a blessed weekend!!