Each fall I try to assess what has taken place in my garden since the spring. Pictures help me. Sometimes I take notes. Most of the time I just think about what made me happy and what didn’t. I look at what is growing right now. Next I sit down and make a list of plants I want to add to next year’s garden. I know it is still early, but I just received my Wild Seed Farms catalog so my thoughts are skipping ahead.
I have been very pleased with my desert willow. It has bloomed since June and still has blossoms and buds on it. I’ve read that planting the seeds is usually successful, so I will try that rather than ordering more trees.
The Angelonia that I bought from Lowe’s clearance rack is beautiful, has doubled in size, is tolerant of the heat, and surprised me this morning with a stem of white blossoms. I definitely plan to add more to the garden next year.
I want to add a few more wildflowers to the garden but haven’t yet decided which ones. Already picked out a spot for more tulips. Ready to make some changes on the west side of the house.
Sadly, I think this year has probably ended my efforts to grow vegetables. I just don’t have the time or patience or knack or whatever. The tomatoes have done well, but the okra and squash plants have not produced enough to justify watering them. Perhaps when I’m retired…
No matter what happens each year, I always learn something about plants, about critters, about nature, and about myself by spending time in my garden.
I hope you are blessed today by something growing near you!