Hi all I figured I'd start a new thread for the new month! And since theres not always alot of new blooms this time of year lets get artsy fartsy with our pics and take some of changing foliage and seedheads or whatever is interesting :)
I haven't taken any pics this month yet so somebody else will have to start us off! hahaha.
here's the link to the one that dalfrye started. might be less confusing to have just one??? Since she is a day ahead of us, her September 1st shows up as our August 31st. It is a nice twist since she is heading into spring. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1033360/
Well, here ya go SW... I have a feeling there will be lots of September in the garden so I am gonna pop back and forth!
Thanks for posting the link Soils. When I get to dalfyres link, I will post SW's so incase someone is hopping like me!
Heres my grapes from the prairie! I get tons of vines for making wreaths out of these guys. They are however very puny and very sour!
I am planting some domestic blu seeded grapes up by the nursery so hope to have some bunches that will be edible later on. I know nothing about doing grapes other than I whack the ones in the woods back every fall and make the wreaths out of them. These in the pic are wild. They grow in the poor ground so that is probably why they are puny!
Are ya sure you really want him? Someone thinks he might be a copperhead...I am not positive on the ID though! I would like to be sure. I dont handle sssssnaaakes very well. Snacks yeah, but snakes NO WAY! Dont care what breed they are.. to me, they are all nasty! They are eating my frogs and I am not likeing that at all!
I have a few rattlers from timber rattlers somewhere that my daddy used to stop and kill along the road when I was just knee high to a grasshopper, will have to see where they got to over the years. I may have giving them to our son for safekeeping, hum?
Thanks BB, it does make for a nice presentation I think. Makes up for my lost webpage of hhcreations and has the nice addition of my choice of music.
I add to it almost every day.
Please feel free to post a comment below photos.
Here is one that is more subdued. Kind of an olive drab. I dont know if it is going to get more color with maturity or not! It was a seedling, so I suspect it is hybrid...I think I will bring him into the house too. Need to grab a few cuttings first though...
Ok SW and Haighr, here we are gonna get really artsy fartsy! This coleus is a rainbow! Love the pank, maroon, green and all! It was a seedling too... I must bring this one indoors.. take some cuttings and pray all will make it in the house until spring so I can enjoy this show again next season!
Your coleus are quite colorful. I have 3 and potted them last weekend to bring inside along with the caladiums and elephant ears. Hardening them off before they come in. Last year the caladiums failed in the house so hope they do better this time around!
I am trying the coleus, begonias, impatiens, the sweet potato vines, baby sunroses, herbs, spider plants and a few others in the house...Hope I can get them through the winter. I already brought some in for fear of getting caught with my bloomers down on an un-announced early frost. It is gonna be a wee tad crouded in here with 12 baskets of baby sunroses, 10 spiders and the rest! LOL!
Sounds like me, I have to take in a quite large cane yucca, my vigna, the passifloras, the pineapples, the pineapple lily, the majestic palm, the coleus, caladiums, elephant ears, star jasmine and am sure I will forget something.
Well slowly I have been adding things to put under the growlights in the house... Silly me, still doing cuttings.
Well, I was out in the woods today and ran across this beauty...well beauty as in the eye of the beholder. It is one hive of two that is out there. It is a huge hornets nest. After the critters leave the nest this fall we hope to preserve it. Just am not too sure how we are gonna go about getting it out of that tree yet! And I surely am not gonna bother them before they are done! OUCH OUCH!
BB, believe it or now we have a hornets nest hanging over the television at the cabin. It is quite a conversation piece. I'll remember to take a pic for you. Hope you can preserve yours.
I've grown peppers for years and never saw them flower, how interesting.
LOL, I can see it now the bee hive with that MJ bikini falling out of it LOL< LMAO -
We didn't do anything to preserve it, just got it down and let it dry on a covered porch and made sure no bugs in it and then brought it in and stapled it to the slanted ceiling. I'll take a pic for you next time up there. It is really neat as it looks so fragile and the workmanship is phenomenol. They really are busy bees.
We didn't do any of the fumigate stuff just put it up when sure no more bees around it.
Well, since I am allergic to the hornets..I want to be safe. When do you expect they will have spent their time and are gone for sure? Last thing I need is a few of them biting me. I hate to kill them too since there is no need like as if they were in the attic of something, but these are out in the woods and I want nature to finish her course and get the nest after they are done. Once done, I want to be doubly sure none will be IN my home should we bring it indoors!
Ouch BB, guess you want to make sure they have left the nest. Tim got this one that had dropped to the ground I believe. I don't really know their habits, perhaps best you google when they leave the nest.
I think Steven is across the street there lurking behind his fence and just waiting for one of us to stand out front and scream and yell until he gets his butt over here! Now is that gonna be me or you BB?
I just had to get in here and share my vigna caracalla vine, it is scrumptious. Not nearly as many blooms as last year, but even just one is magnificent in my estimation. Okay will quit going on about it!
In the first pic from left to right: Marigolds, Dahlias, Burgmansia, Zinnias and Black-Eyed Susan :)
By the way, the alyssum in the basket is called 'Carpet of Snow' incase you see it around be sure to pick it up!
That is my favorite ally! Looks like mine is going to be generous in seed too... I am leaving it in my window boxes and hope all I aaahave to di is water and watch grow next season! I had a bunch of annuals come that way this year!
I want to grow a lot of zinnias next season... gonna have to find a good source for a huge pile of seed! I am thinking my sunnies patch will be the zinnia plot.
Alyssum Carpet of Snow was one of the first things I ever grew...
I was all of 9 years old & dug myself a garden in a spare bit of space & used my pocket money for seeds, the other plants were Sweet Williams & a cutting from one of mum's daisy bushes. The daisy thrived on the horse manure I carried home in my sand bucket...
never took that to the beach again