Monday, September 16, 2013

Falling Into Autumn

I think I have to find a way to incorporate some of these into the garden! 

This weekend is the start of fall so I was feeling festive and picked up a few things! Love these warty pumpkins! I will have to save some seeds!

I added the orange themed pansies to the two urns since my Nasturtiums never really grew. They look nice and festive with the black Petunias! I put the pumpkins by the front doors, but I think I may have to cave to those darn Mums! It just NEEDS something, ya know?! 

An Epiphyllum is in bud! I hope I get to see it bloom! 

Buried my Ostrich fern and one of my Hellebores under the garage staircase. Need to dig a much bigger hole for the other one! 

Peonies, Irises and a Bletilla are buried by the fence, ready for winter as soon as I mulch it!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Tomato Horn Worm

Today I found a tomato horn worm on one of my tomato plants. I have never had these before! It wasn't very big, but big enough to eat some tomatoes! It was probably around 2-2.5" long and about pencil thin. Right after I took this pic, I beheaded the little vermin for eating my tomatoes! GRR!!!

What's Cooking

Well it's kind of hard to see here, but I sunk four plants by the fence to keep them from freezing to death over winter here. Just need to get some mulch to cover them up with! 

I was checking on my watermelon, sweet potatoes and pumpkins and almost touched this dead Mourning Dove! ACK! Not sure what killed still had a worm in its mouth! No signs of injury....maybe a heart attack?

I have another Stapelia bud and it is about to bloom! This one has no name, however, I am thinking this one maybe a gigantea also!

My wee baby watermelon! I won't get to eat any this year as I planted them too late, but glad to see they will grow!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Lone Acorn Squash

Of all the squash I planted this year, this is the only squash I got! I have pumpkin plants growing, but I don't expect to see any pumpkins this year. I planted them really late.