Where did the summer go! It’s October and the days are definitely shorter, but the garden is still alive with color and fragrance. Yesterday evening I fertilized the sasanqua, spreading pink camellias, that are just starting to bloom – look how many buds!
Around Halloween the camellias will be in full bloom – while the dahlias, day lilies and zinnias start to fade.
During our long summer drought I was able to ration enough water to grow tweleve different dahlia cultivers that I planted early spring from tubers (bulbs) I dug up last December. A few photos throughout this blog will captutre my back yard pride and joy.
Left – Magic Moment: Semi-Cactus, and …
to visit Chicago family, beach, Michigan Ave, and the best hot dog restaurent in Chicago!
PHIL – Semi-Cactus, Flame Blend dahlia was at least six feet tall with at least four to six blossoms in full bloom all summer. Great for cutting and sharing with local family and friends.
Even though I captured many outtings this summer, my back and front yard gardens were well taken care of by special neighbors – and Margie, Peter and Manny:
Dahlia – yes. This jewel “Mignon” just grows and smiles all summer, and late into the fall.
Schaaf family enjoyed a terrific time together in July on Lake Tahoe – we even rented a pontoon for twelve –taking turns at the helm…
Left: Carmen Fiesta, formal decorative with variegated pink and red petals, and..
Margie, Ben, Matthew, Peter, Calvin and I enjoyed some beach time just before school commenced mid-August. The boys enjoyed surfing in the cool waves til they turned purple.
I enjoyed sharing some of our summer family activities, and hope you enjoyed a little of my garden.