- Dawn, the day before. Very calm. Sumac, witch hazel and red-twig dogwood at full colour. Norway maples still wearing their green.
2. 24 hours later. Cercis canadiensis, still with full lemon and lime foliage, bowed under heavy wet snow. “There’ll be no snow at the coast”, they said….
3. It is very pretty. Not really what you’d call a storm, not windy or too frigid. It will probably be gone by tomorrow. The car will have to be cleared off. The tin man is shivering and the pumpkin wears a white beret.
4. Thankfully the Winter herb garden was moved inside the porch earlier in the week as night temps dropped. Bay, Lemon Verbena and Yerba Buena for hot tea and some pelargoniums for flowers.
5. I had gathered a spooky purple bouquet of Dahlia, Hydrangea and Beautyberry. That will be the end of the Dahlias. I’m not digging them up this year as they are not my favourite flower. This purple one is impressive in size and vigour and knowing my luck it will survive the winter.
6. In preparation for Spring I had received a shipment….narcissus, tulips, fritillaries, crocus and alliums.
Finally, apologies to those of you waiting for Fothergilla sprouts! We expect a nice sunny 1st week of November in which I should be able to get all these bulbs planted and also fill your order!
Happy Halloween and enjoy the October Blue Moon!