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So the first day of fall was 80+ degrees, and it very quickly decided it was fall. I spent the last two Saturdays cleaning up the garden...I only have about a quarter done. Maybe the weather this weekend will cooperate and I can get some more done. Lots of deadheading to do. The leaves of the trees are starting to turn and the burning bushes all over are starting to turn that brilliant red. In some ways I like that we have different season here and in other ways I wished I lived closer to the equator....I really do love summer.
I have decided no new bulbs this fall...I have looked at all the catalogs, and as tempting as they are, I am just saying no this year. My only big wish was reblooming iris and my grandma said that she needed to divide hers, so she is mailing me some.
Of course there will always be new plants from my dad, the nursery can't produce 100% perfect plants, but other than that, I am not buying much this fall. I have some new beds I want to build and until they are done, I am pretty much full. I have a few things I want to move, and if the weather is nice tomorrow, I might just do that. It is the perfect time here to be doing that type of thing. It will rain for the next 4-5 months.
Hope everyone is enjoying fall!
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Oct 3, 2009 | 5:19 AM PST
It is hard to make choices on plants when you run out of planting room. But it is so nice to see new things the next year. If you get plants from family and friends, the plants always seem so special and remind you of them I find. Enjoy the reds, golds,browns of autumn friend, the feast for your eyes, before the rains. JJ
Oct 3, 2009 | 12:41 PM PST
My reblooming yellow iris is looking good this year. My purple looked a bit funky and it needs to be divided.