It's been a busy week.
I received these plants in the mail from Kathleen at Kaseys Korner.
That's right, plants.
She offered some Campanula 'Cherry Bells', but I was expecting seeds when these showed up in a box along with some pretty Pink ruffled columbine seeds.
They're doing well and I'm excited to get them into the garden in this nice cool, wet weather we've been having. Kathleen warned me they're aggressive spreaders but worth it. Thanks Kathleen!
I also received these seeds from Lona at A Hocking Hills Garden blog.
They are Crape Myrtle seeds which she successfully grows in her Zone 5 garden. I'm hoping I can get them to germinate and have some of my own. Thanks, Lona!
I'm also very excited about this:
Lynda at Mind Muffins gave me some delphinium plants this summer. I was satisfied just seeing them survive, I certainly didn't expect blooms this year. I think they're gorgeous. Thanks so much, Lynda!
(Postscript: This is not delphinium as I thought, it is actually aconitum, or Monkshood. Still, a lovely, lovely plant.)
And to keep the gifts coming I purchased this cute shopping bag for just $11. Because it's in French and because I'm worth it!
Our garden is winding down. We still have some dahlias blooming. I'm allowing them to go to seed now so I'll hopefully have some surprises if they germinate next year.
A few mums are in bloom. Nothing special. We always talk about replacing them with some spectacular types but don't get around to it. Oh well, they're doing their job; providing some color for fall.
Castor Bean seed pods looking beautiful.
Anyone want seeds? I have plenty to share.
The back porch is looking ready for fall.
And likely the last rose of our season, Heritage.
On the cat front, Felix and Jessie are getting along great.
Felix has begun acting like a "kitten"; running around, very playful, and eating all the time.
As it's October 11th already I plan on putting out my little tribute to Halloween soon.
If you want to be impressed by a hand-made Halloween display, check out Jeanne's upcoming display at Gone Feral in Idaho. Talk about impressive! I can't wait to see the finished display.
Happy Fall everyone!