The other day, contractors came to put in new posts for the new fence we are getting. They used a great big noisy auger machine to dig the holes, and in the process pulled up a few big rocks.
After they left for the day, you can bet your bottom I ran out and rolled those rocks over to my patio
The big one is about the size of a volleyball, the smaller about the size of a grapefruit. The need to be cleaned up, but aren’t they just oozing potential for garden decor? I’m going to leave them outside for the winter, the elements can do the cleaning for a season, and come spring Ill decide exactly how I want to use them. I think that big one is going to be painted up and put in the sidewalk garden.
Speaking of gardens, despite the cooler weather, there’s still flowers (beyond the roses) hanging in there.
Both the sage and the lavender are having one last gasp and putting up a few small blooms
The various blanketflowers will bloom right to the first strong frost.
The chrysanthemums are looking fabulous, and the pincushion plants are still popping out flowers too
And last, but definitely not least – another toad lily has bloomed! Oh how I love these little flowers.
It’s hard to say how much longer the blooms will hang in for. The weather is definitely turning. If it weren’t for my collection of warm woolies, there would have been several days where I’d have had to turn on the heat! I’m trying to hold out to November though…