After a wonderful trip to Southern California, I returned to a dry, dry, dry fall Indiana garden that was ready for a gardener to get her fall self in gear. The to-do list was long but little-by-little the list is disappearing and the chores are winding down.
☑️ Zinnias and other annuals pulled
☑️ Empty annual containers
☑️ Gather Seeds
☑️ Peonies (Dig, Divide, Move)
☑️ Plant Garlic
☑️ Plant Roses (Another Earth Angel, Carefree Beauty, and Rise Up Amberness)
☑️ Plant bulbs
Tie up climbers
Trim back shrub roses to waist high (will wait until is it much colder)
So as you can see, I am making progress but still have a way to go. The weather is so good that it is such a pleasure to be out.
SPECIAL NOTE: We had rain… deep, soaking rain. It had been so long. The garden and I are rejoicing! I think more is in the forecast for next week!! ☔️ 💃 ⛈ 🥳
A SPECIAL FALL MOMENT
I have made my caramel dip for more than 30 years, but it was taken to the next level when Grandboy #1 wanted to be a part of the process. For more fall fun and the recipe… read on here.
I know I’m a bit late in this but I’m looking for more white daffodils, do you have ones you would recommend? Even if I can’t find them this year, I can add to list for next year. My favorite white so far is Thalia. Monty Don talked me into that one a few years ago. 🙄 It is exquisite! ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I simply can’t put one year’s garden to bed without gearing up for another year. As I work in the garden my head is racing with ideas, making new plans, and wish lists. And, there are seeds to buy (before they sell out) and catalogs to pour over. It is such an exciting time. Am I alone?
My first BIG seed decision has been made… which lisianthus seeds to order from Johnnys Seeds! Last year I grew Voyage 2 Blue and from January to today I have loved them. They are still blooming in the garden as I type.
For not year I choose two colors:
Aren’t these gorgeous!!! There are several colors to choose from. Take a look here.
The latest series was WINTER ROSE TALES where we featured the gardener, their garden and how they care for roses in winter. I love each of them and am so grateful to those who submitted their winter rose tales.
WINTER ROSE TALE: PART 1 (LINK)
WINTER ROSE TALE: PART 2 (LINK)
I am busy working on the 2023 schedule and there are some great ones coming!
Friends, until next time, whether you are gardening or dreaming… ENJOY
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not only the body, but the soul.
2 thoughts on “Bloom Thyme Friday: Winding Down and Gearing Up”
The weather out here is wonderful too and I’ve been changing out my summer annuals to ones the like the cooler weather as much as I do! Glad you had such luck with your lisianthus! I’ve heard that they are difficult to grow from seed. The new choices look so pretty!!
Your blog is just what I needed today with all of those beautiful floral pics. I, too, love the exquisite white Thalia daffodils, and I have them in my garden. Thank you so very much! So happy you had a great time in Southern California! Nice to hear from you again. (Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022)