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:

nashvillecats2 said...

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

Yvonne.

Elephant's Child said...

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.

Valerie-Jael said...

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

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

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.

Barbara said...

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

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

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

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad your cat didn't kill off your flowers.

Birgit said...

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

Jamie Ghione said...

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

CJ Kennedy said...

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.

RO said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

Sure thriving away even with the crazy kitty at play.

Adam said...

looks good

Sandra Cox said...

Thank you so much, Yvonne:)

Sandra Cox said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

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

Sharon said...

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)

donna baker said...

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

Janie Junebug said...

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

Love,
Janie

Sandra Cox said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Barbara:)

Sandra Cox said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

Aw, thank you, Rockin Ro:)
Hugs back,

Sandra Cox said...

Me too, Alex:)

Sandra Cox said...

You and my kitty. Grin:)

Sandra Cox said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

:)

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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

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Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Adam.

Sandra Cox said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Donna. You too.

Sandra Cox said...

Sounds like my crew.

Sandra Cox said...

And....he tore off wallpaper again.

Jeanie said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

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

Magic Love Crow said...

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!

Unknown said...

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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Lowcarb team member said...

It does look good ...

All the best Jan