With the passing of the cold rainy days since Hurricane Sandy I thought that the garden would be no more. But I was wrong. Here in southern Ontario we got the outer vestiges of the hurricane, mainly rain and wind. Some small tree branches came down (no more than any other storm) and of course the leaves. It has been cold, damp and soggy underfoot. This gardener shies away from the garden under those conditions. Yet surprise surprise there are still a few flowers in the garden to lift the spirit.
|My new garden created this spring is the only one with flowers in bloom|
As you see I still have blooms of bleeding hearts (Dicentra eximia),
Gaura lindheimerii, Whirling Butterflies
and not so terribly surprising spiderwort (Tradescantia) 'Sweet Kate'.
Up until early October I also had some yellow primroses in bloom. The Sweet Kate I say is not so surprising only because it has not stopped blooming since I planted in as a new plant in April. Not a drop of fertilizer added to her water, just good soil amended with manure upon planting. I say Go Girl.