What do you have to pop the tops? The squirrels gave me an idea this summer. I have been noticing beheaded flowers all over the garden. It started with daylilies I planted new this year for our garden club sale next year. Blooming one day and beheaded the next. Yes, beheaded, and the heads nowhere to be found. I never thought squirrels the culprits until I caught one beheading the sunflowers. Other flowers were missing too, so they must have been very busy.
So the idea they gave me was to take shears and behead them myself to show what is blooming in the garden today.
I laid them out in the creeping phlox and snapped a photo. It gives a sense of the colors blooming at this time of year in addition to the flowers themselves. It is a concise record of some of what is blooming. OK squirrels, you got yourself a buffet, bon appetit! Oh, yummy Delphinium…just kidding squirrels, I know you leave that alone.
Here is a few more shots of plants of the garden, some taken in the rain. Finally some needed rain… enjoy the flowers and leaves of Fall.
Long blooming… Althaea.
Viburnum plicatum tomentosum…. first fall color of the season.
Lavender… nice texture and color all growing season.
Foxglove blooms in Spring, but always makes a return in Fall.
Still loads of bloom in October with temperatures in the 70’s. Still with some bloom: Iceberg Roses, Calamintha, Scabiosa, White Sage, Veronica, Verbena, petunia, Shasta Daisy, Daylily, and Hydrangea with new bloom. Still in bud: Mums and Iceberg Roses.
So pretty a shrub between bloom, berries and leaf color.
Hosta, a Buffalo staple…
Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’
More rain, please.
Aster ‘Jim Crockett’