Second eye surgery – ✓. All I’m waiting for now is time to see how it all works out and what type of glasses I may need. (pun intended)
Last week, we received a gift of blackberries from our friends up north. It takes a generous man to pick two pails of blackberries and then gift them. 🙂 After sharing and freezing plenty, I made a pie to enjoy. A couple of weeks ago, I visited a fellow master gardener who had this amazing bush with beautiful fruit. So, I ordered three Triple Crown Thornless Blackberry plants from Stark Brothers. They arrived in great shape, and I have them planted and look forward to future harvests.
I feel a little garden frenzy this time of year because I’m starting to see a few leaves blowing around along with a some maple leaves turning red. I know the vast majority of folks love fall, but here there is a lot of work involved in moving all the leaves that fall from the mature trees on almost four acres. It reminds me of housework – yuck. 🙂
While fall approaches, we are still enjoying a bumper crop of tomatoes. It has been amazing what plenty of compost and fertilizer do for tomato plants. I’ve been giving them away by the dozens. My family, neighbors, and even my eye doctor have been pretty happy.
Over the weekend, I checked the clearance racks in the garden center at Home Depot. I bought two plants, Lil’l Bang Red Elf Coreopsis and Buzz Magenta Buddleia Hybrid, and divided them into six. Oh, I do love doing that. Who could resist a red Coreopsis and a dwarf butterfly bush? Not me.
If you’re a gardener who looks for new plants, here’s a good post from fellow blogger, Laidback Gardener, in Canada. I was doing okay reading through his post until I hit dwarf ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea. Now, that caught my eye.
My garden is still a buzz with pollinators. They love the regular sized butterfly bushes, the hydrangeas and the phlox. If you’re looking for me this morning, I’ll be puttering outside. Happy Monday from my garden to yours. 🙂