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Thursday, October 17, 2013

some additional middle October pictures

I kinda got in a bit of a hurry... on GBBD. Posted before I had all the pictures I wanted...
I took a few more October pictures...

This bush morning glory (Ipomoea fistulosa) is finally starting to make a show... after growing 8 feet tall!

canada goldenrod (solidago canadensis) I don't get many blooms from this beauty... I pull most out for the compost pile... With those stolons, I'm afraid to let them take over!

This is what my bean patch looks like... The voles ate the seeds, and then the roots... and then the rabbits found the bushes after they started producing... Can't seem to trap either problem... all hope is not lost, though...
Good riddance to that vole!

That is one fine kitty!

The sunflowers remain spectacular...

Not sure why the highway department was in such a hurry to convert all the beautiful wildflowers to brown stubble.... These are in my garden, but the highway was lined with these beauties for miles... and they were mowed in the height of our wildflower season... like the butterflies don't have enough difficulties...

ruellia brittoniana are blooming but complaining about the weather turning dry.

The corn succession is absolutely sorry... I planted 5 rows, and the voles ate every grain from 3 of the rows... and what's left probably isn't going to produce much...

salvia coccinea

Malvaviscus arboreus

Unseasonal rudbeckia hirta.... su'possed to bloom in June...

Looks like a woolly bear... saw some solid black ones too...

Finally... Howza 'bout some echinacea with ageratina backdrop?

 

4 Comments:

OpenID southernruralroute said...

Uh, I think that photo shows 3 cats and 1 rabbit. Mighty fine rabbit! Glad he gets along with the cats. Your pink salvia blooms more than mine. You should take the time to write the Highway Department to suggest they mow after the sunflowers have bloomed which is a very short period of time. The guy on the mower probably hated mowing them down but he had a contract. Do it for the bees.

October 17, 2013 at 9:13 PM  
Anonymous Ellen Honeycutt said...

Your sunflowers are amazing!

October 17, 2013 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger Gardens-In-The-Sand said...

Yes... fine rabbit... holds perfectly still while the cats eat him.
I've seen the cat chase those pests... glad to see her catching them...

I doubt that the guy on the mower cares about the blooms... when you are used to seeing height as a problem, and your mower as the solution... those flowers aren't seen as anything except potential aggravation for pollen sufferers.

It's a fallacious belief system, and the country seems built on them.

October 18, 2013 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger Gardens-In-The-Sand said...

PS... I wrote to the Chamber of Commerce... The road department didn't seem to have an online presence.

October 18, 2013 at 9:14 AM  

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