Thursday, October 4, 2012
October in the Garden
In late August I installed a front garden at my rental house, investing as little time and money as possible since I don't plan to be there long.
It is simply amazing how fast the garden has filled in. The two roses I purchased for $3 and $6 ( Knockouts ) are very happy in their new home. The Lantana has performed beautifully , going from a neglected , scrawny plant in a small pot to a good size shrub filled with beautiful flowers. The Japanese silvergrass have tassles at the top and the Mums have dropped their original blooms and developed new ones in a very short time because they were planted rather early.
Here's the amazing transformation of my front garden .
October is still warm here in North Carolina with temperatures in the mid-80's so there is still a lot of gardening left to be done. Don't look too close or you'll see the weeds I have yet to pull. A gardener's work is never done.
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