Sunday, September 26, 2010

SURVIVING HEAT AND RAIN

My garden is happy to have made it through another summer. Yes, there have been plant losses but those plants that made it are starting to put on fall color.

Salvia greggii is on full flower once again along with huge stands of lantana.


The flowering is just in time for the fall migration of the hummingbirds as they begin their journey to winter homes like Venezuela.


This week we are promised cooler temperatures as a cold front passes through our area.

It will be time to get back into the garden again and prepare for our winter planting season. Time to return to the nurseries and see what tempting offerings they have.

9 comments:

  1. Yes, and time for garden tours. Lots of fun ahead for Austin gardeners!

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  2. Enjoyed meeting you yesterday! I just spent a delightful couple of hours poking through the garden to see how it fared. Not too bad really and the losses allow for more plants to come home!

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  3. I love seeing photos of your garden, it is always so inspiring!

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  4. Pam- You know what I really like best about being a gardener. Visiting other gardens.
    Whimsical Gardener-So glad you joined the group and it was nice to meet you too.
    Greenwords- Very kind words. I hope one day your health improves. We had friends whose son had CFS and after many years it went away. His life is now back to normal.
    Tina Poe-Thank you. Much of my inspiration comes from other people's gardens, too.

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  5. Wonderful photos. I'm going to look into the Salvia greggi. This is the second time today I've seen it mentioned in a blog. I want to know more!

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  6. Always amazed at your garden's wonderful colors. Great shots.

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  7. I can only wish that someday my garden would be even half as lovely as yours. Constant inspiration!

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