It’s time to clean up outside and get the flower beds cleaned up. We only have one big tree that drops leaves but it also drops crabapples and makes a big mess. Time to start to clean that up and think about dividing some overgrown perennials to share with friends. Some people prefer to do this in Spring but I like to do it now.
This grass plant is starting to split apart on it’s own and really needs some attention. You can see all the little crabapples everywhere and a Russian sage plant that’s impossible to contain. That thing makes me sneeze when I get within 6 feet of it so cutting it back will be fun! We’ll probably dig all of this out and replant some of the plants in the bed on the other side of the garden and plant grass here. It’s hard to keep so many flower beds looking nice. What I really mean is, I’m getting older and it’s a lot of work.
Sedum is so pretty in the Fall but my plants are open in the center and hanging over the edges of the bed. I have 3 of these giant plants and it’s going to be a lot of work getting them divided. Just digging them up will take some muscle! I use a big old knife with a sturdy blade to cut plants apart but it takes determination. Sometimes it’s really difficult.
Anyone know the name of this pretty purple thing? I did, but didn’t really pay much attention to it because it never bloomed like this before.
Peppers are what’s left in the vegetable garden. My husband eats these things like candy.
The red double knockout rose is still blooming but I’ll soon be cutting it back by about a third to keep it in bounds. I have a pink one that is so fragrant but this red one isn’t but I do love the red color.
There’s some competition for space happening here.
Do you call this hen and chicks or cats and kittens? There’s an old wives tale that claims this plant protects your home from fire. Hmmm….wonder how that came about? We all know the popular ones about chicken soup, an apple a day and eating carrots for good eyesight, but a plant protecting you from fire…….I don’t know.
The garden shed is fancied up for Fall this year. This is what I see from my kitchen window.
Happy Fall Y’all!
Right now my upper kitchen cabinets are getting trimmed out and they are looking good. I’m so happy to be getting this project finished!
Thanks for visiting! Debra (((xx)))