Monday will be the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday. I am making applesauce for the occasion as I type in my Six today. It has been a difficult week for us with my husband’s Parkinson’s Disease, but we are carrying on. Yet another birthday for me and I find October a beautiful month to celebrate.
1.Yes, the leaves can be wonderful. If we are lucky, some of the maples and oakleaf Hydrangeas can be quite spectacular! Even when it rains! Often British Columbia sees very little of the red & burgundy hues, more yellows and plain greens.
The sun is low in the sky these days and it sets (way too) early .
2. The hostas, after the first cold weather (3C) begin to fade and eventually will become mushy and need tidying up.
3. Time to tidy up the pots of tomatoes and eggplant and put a few other plants in the shop under lights.
The garden chairs and benches need to go indoors as well.
In this case the huge blue delphinium was simply cut back and mulch added.
4.Some flowers are just beginning to bloom at the same time as others show off their seedheads and foliage.
This is Anemone Honorine Jobert with Chocolate Eupatorium and Gillenia stipulata.
This late blooming creeping aster had to be tied up to clear out the weeds beneath it.
A closeup of the aster blooms. I love this plant! (Aster ericoides ‘Snow Flurry’)
5. This clematis is very young and so it will overwinter in its pot and be dealt with next spring.
And these “ghetto” plants will be planted in new homes before winter:Heuchera, Clematis Mme Julia Correvon and various Agastaches.
Clematis Francesca is showing a few late season blooms.
6. We are expecting the tree pruner to deal with a fallen tree and some invasive hollies.
There are actually three hollies in this spot. I hope the guy can handle the stabbing foliage!
We still have not received the bulb order, so there will be work later this month I guess. I hope to get some edging done, and perhaps cut back some of the bamboos. We’ll see how it goes!
Keep on keeping on in your gardens!
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