August is now over half over and fall is definitely on its way. How can I tell? It’s not the crisp nights (though they are here). It’s not that the squirrels are working overtime to gather as many nuts as possible (though they are). It’s that my sedum is starting to bloom.
This is one of the main fall sources of food for the bees come September, so I’ve got several plants throughout the gardens. It also provides a nice pretty pop of pink (and it’s virtually maintenance free).
My Chrysanthemum is also getting buds – a sure sign of the impending autumn.
But no one told the marigold that summer is on its way out.
They are going gang busters.
We’re still getting lots of treats from the mini food garden.
The beans have just blown me away this year. I get a little colander full every couple of days
And the roses love the disappearance of the humidity.
And now is the time of year when the sunflowers really start to shine.
And the butterfly bush is in bloom
It’s a favourite of the Monarchs – a last fueling station before they hit the road to Mexico.
The season may be winding down, but there’s still so much beauty to be found!