Although it’s officially the first day of October, I’m sharing a tour of my late September garden and pond.
The State Fair zinnias are still going strong in our cutting garden. This is my favorite zinnia variety. They grow up to five feet tall and the more you cut them, the more they bloom.
I have a couple more varieties of zinnias in the garden. I love the speckled look of this dainty bloom.
I’m going to miss these cheerful blooms once the first frost claims them all.
Hubby doesn’t know it yet, but next year I’m expanding the flower garden. I’ve already decided I want to be one of those little old ladies with a yard full of carefree flowers.
I believe we’re caretakers of God’s beautiful Earth that He’s given us. Planting and growing things reminds me of God’s creativity and all the wonderful varieties He made.
Morning glories popped up in several spots in the garden. These pretty flowers wear such a divine shade of blue. They tend to re-seed and come back every year.
Several people have told me they purposely take walks past our yard to enjoy the garden. It makes me happy to hear that I was able to brighten their day in some small way.
We’ve been harvesting peppers the past couple of weeks in our September garden. These habanero peppers are too hot for my taste buds but hubby loves them. I sometimes use them in my fall decorating since they remind me of little pumpkins.
Remember this vine that I showed earlier in the summer? It came up out of nowhere and I thought it was either a butternut or spaghetti squash vine. I was wrong on both counts.
The vine has large, gorgeous yellow blooms. Can you guess what it is?
It’s a white pumpkin vine!! To say I’m thrilled is an understatement. I’ve never grown pumpkins and an errant seed from last year’s white pumpkins from the farmer’s market must’ve dropped into the garden. This is the second pumpkin I’ve pulled off the vine and there appear to be a few more growing in my late September garden (if the squirrels don’t eat them first).
In the backyard, we’re still enjoying the pond and new deck. Hubby added a hummingbird feeder and they visit every day.
Chrysanthemums still look great and the sedum at the top right of the waterfall are just starting to deepen in color.
I planted two waterlilies in the garden pond. The smaller one bloomed already and now the second waterlily has a bud ready to open any day. I’m anxious to see what color it will be.
I have to confess, I smile every time I step into our backyard, pinching myself to make sure I’m not dreaming.
I hope you’re enjoying the first month of fall. Our weather is wavering back and forth between 60-degree days and 80-degree days. Halloween can be nice and warm, or cold and snowy. And speaking of Halloween, I’m sharing my first-ever Halloween home tour on Wednesday! I had so much fun putting it together for you!