October in Alice’s Backyard – FineGardening

At the moment we’re paying one other go to to Alice from Sweaburg in southwestern Ontario.

After fairly a time of not with the ability to do a lot within the backyard, issues are wanting up for me. These are some photographs I took on October 1. In some methods, starting of fall is my favourite time. The colours appear even nicer to me than they do in the summertime. It has been very dry this 12 months, and the voles and Asian beetles have wreaked havoc with a few of the crops. The voles ate some hostas and sedums, and so they died. The roses had been eaten by the beetles. My autumn clematis received bitten off proper on the stem; it grew again however has barely a flower. At the very least it’s nonetheless alive. And the rabbits chewed off almost each leaf on one hosta, however it’s nonetheless alive too.

garden bed on edge of driveway with pink flowersThis lavender-pink sedum (Hylotelephium spectabile, Zones 3–9) is gorgeous and completely different from all of the others I’ve. I shall be splitting it within the spring to make extra. What a grateful plant. The hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata, Zones 3–8) appears to have discovered its pleased spot. I moved it thrice over time. It has all the time been moderately spindly, however over the past two years it has gave the impression to be a contented plant.

close up of garden bed with flowers and ornamental grassesThis mum (Chrysanthemum hybrid, hardiness varies by cultivar) is a survivor. I planted it as a fall mum; typically they dwell, typically they don’t. The lavender (Lavandula × intermedia, Zones 5–8) is flowering for the second time as a result of I trim it down a bit after the primary flowering. It makes the bees very pleased at the moment of 12 months.

rock and gravel garden with various shrubsLavender blooms with supporting backyard gamers and exquisite rockwork.

potted pink and white mums in the gardenI received these beautiful mums from Costco. I attempted planting related ones within the backyard earlier than, however they didn’t dwell. These are in a pot.

small angel statue on a small tree stumpThis angel sculpture is protecting a tree stump.

round garden bed full of fall flowersOn this aspect view of the backyard, sedum, blue fescue (Festuca glauca, Zones 4–8), and Annabelle hydreangea look nice as fall arrives. Within the foreground is threadleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata, Zones 3–9), which has completed flowering.

garden bed with large hosta and purple ornamental grassThese hostas have been planted within the hopes of protecting the naked backside of this shrub. They didn’t disappoint, taking off like loopy. The purple fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’, Zones 9–10 or as an annual) is a favourite of mine.

close up of purple and red flowers in the gardenOne other favourite, blue salvia (Salvia farinacea, Zones 8–10 or as an annual)

close up of colorful ornamental grassThis ‘Little Bunny’ fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Little Bunny’, Zones 4–9) was a present from a gardening buddy.

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