Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Getting a Second Bloom and Tidying Up!

I cut back the yarrow in August (It's in the center of the photo.), I think and it's going to bloom again.  I really try to tidy up the garden.  It doesn't always happen until late in the game, but for the most part it is necessary.  Diseased plants go to the trash and healthy plant material goes to the compost.  I like to keep some of the flower heads for the birds to nosh on.  They love the coneflowers and the black-eyed Susans.  I have even seem them on the mint seedheads even.

I love the calendulas in the fall season.  I am hoping to have a bouquet of herbs on the Thanksgiving table and that I will have calendulas in the mix.
I usually have a second bloom of chives about this time of year.  It is a really good bloom this time.  There are usually only one or two.  It was a beautiful day outside.  Got out for a walk and the sun is very bright.  Always good before winter really sets in.  Hope you had a great day.  Talk to you later.

5 comments:

Carol said...

Busy cleaning up the gardens here too. Busy busy busy .

PeggyR said...

Basically all that needs cleaning up here is leaves. I'm done cutting outside now and we had a frost finally last night, but I had pulled things out already.

Comfrey Cottages said...

i am trying to save seed heads and tidy up too. I have been caught by bad weather before and not got done, so working hard to stay ahead of the weather this year:)

lemonverbenalady said...

It is always a little game we play here and we sometimes win and sometimes lose. Thanks ladies for stopping by!

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