I can't believe it is almost November already! Winter is coming and there isn't anything I can do about it but make the best of it. For now, I'm enjoying what is left in my garden, and already thinking about what I'll grow next year! These last flowers of the season are so precious and the little seedlings are a delight as well, since they offer hope for the spring.
The mountain bluet has even sent up new leaves and buds in the last couple of weeks! If we don't get any extreme cold, there will probably be a few November flowers!
I love my herbs, and they have been providing some welcome color, texture, and fragrance this fall. Someday I'm going to find room for a larger, more formal herb garden.
Most of the little plants in this picture are self-sown. There are lots of forget-me-nots and evening dame's rocket, and some valerian, columbine, and foxgloves. I'm wondering if I will regret letting all these seedlings grow, but I don't have the heart to pull them out! Maybe it will just be a delightful jumble next year...or maybe it will be a mess! I'll just have to wait and see! I do intend to thin out any self-seeded nicotiana next year...they looked harmless enough last spring, but before I knew it they had choked out all the pincushion flowers, and even hid my new 'Crocus' rose! So from now on they will only grow where I put them! But one can't have too many foxgloves, (at least that's what I think now)! Forget-me-nots are wonderful, too, until they go to seed!
Close-ups of some of the biennials...
I hope everyone is enjoying the Fall weather...I'm sure many of you have more left to look at in your gardens than we do way up north! :)
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading. I also blog for Heirloom Gardener.