Monday, October 16, 2017

Fall Planting


Remember this? The mum Franky decimated last year.
I moved it to the garden and it made a comeback.

A friend who used to run a daylily farm gave me some new daylilies for my fall planting. And...we discovered a wonderful garden nursery outlet in Pineville. Most of their gallon perennials were 3.99. I found hollyhocks which I've been looking for since March. I also got columbine, bee balm and winter kale. Minus the kale, I'm ready for spring:)


See the hind leg of my little helper?  He loves to help dig the holes:)





39 comments:

  1. What a transformation Sandra. Wonderful to look at on a Monday morning.

    Yvonne.

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  2. Woo Hoo. I am so glad the mum recovered.
    I adore columbines. And hollyhocks. I found some dwarf ones a couple of years ago and will try and track down some more.

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    1. Good for you on the dwarfs, EC.
      I love them both too. I consider columbines fairy flowers. They're so delicate.

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  3. Monster Kitty is helping your garden grow, that's a service! Lovely new plants, enjoy! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Well now, that's one interpretation, Val. Grin.
      Hugs back,

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  4. I want to find some bee balm. You are one very lucky gardener. And YOU have a helper, too. My two only dig if it's to cover their messes. Great shot of that kale, too. Sounds like you had a very productive weekend.

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    1. I like bee balm. I call it the Bad Hair Day Flower:)

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  5. Loving all your new plants and the mum looks very happy there.

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  6. Hi Sandra - the Mum certainly came back ... beautiful ... and all happy in their autumn colours ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hilary:) They do seem to be enjoying the season:)

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  7. Glad your cat didn't kill off your flowers.

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  8. Look at your first flower! If I had touched it, it would have died for sure. I am forbidden to touch anything in the garden by my hubby. It looks like you have a lovely garden with many fall flowers. Glad you kitty can help

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  9. Everything looks so beautiful. I wish I had the desire to do such work. I'm just not the outdoor type.

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    1. Thanks, Jamie. Not everyone likes to garden. You do other fun things.

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  10. My neighbor, Prissy, had a mum. Each year, she would have it cut back and every year, it bloomed larger than the year before. Lucky you to have a little helper.

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    1. Sounds like Prissy had a green thumb:)
      Uh yes, lucky me. Heh heh.

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  11. You created magic, Super Sandra! HUGE Hugs...RO

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  12. Sure thriving away even with the crazy kitty at play.

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  13. I never messed with mums - maybe I will give them a try this year after he rips the veggies out of the garden. You may consider me stupid, but I didn't know they came back every year, (My something new, I've learned)

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    1. I'm a perennial girl, so mums are at the top of my list. Plus they are hardy.

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  14. Still looking good there. Enjoy the days remaining...

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  15. Franklin loves to dig, but never does it where it would be helpful.

    Love,
    Janie

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  16. sew.....whyz franky gettin de blame for thiz....dood....unlezz ewe waz caught ON FILM ~~~~~ yea ....

    ☺☺♥♥

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  17. Spectacular, Sandra! Your freaky friday is fabulous and I love the cabbage!

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  18. Thanks, Jeanie:) I'm hoping it will add a spot of color this winter.

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  19. Good for you Sandra! I can't believe how well your mum came back! Does the mum only bloom in the fall? I would love to get some hollyhocks! Everything looks great!! Big Hugs!

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  20. I want to find some bee balm. You are one very lucky gardener. And YOU have a helper, too. My two only dig if it's to cover their messes. Great shot of that kale, too. Sounds like you had a very productive weekend.

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