October is one of the brrr (ber) months. The weather continues to get colder the further we get into the month.
The last of the morning glory is blooming. The seed heads will either be picked off and saved for next year or left to drop so they self seed for next season.
The front shade garden has hosta leaves from green to brown. The sedum has put on a good showing this year.
The last of the ligularia blooms turned to seed heads.
The leaves come down fast and furious, many get left on the garden for winter mulch, some are added to composters to break down over the winter, lots are put on the brush piles at the very back of the garden to provide habitat for small critters, and many are bagged and taken away to the landfill.
Large pots of hosta have been stored in the garage for the really cold months. All the small pots of succulents have also been put inside. The hanging winter greenery pots are almost ready to hang.
This is the month that the garden is finally all prepared for winter. But planning for next gardening season is always going on in my mind.
I’m sharing these views of the garden with Through my Garden Gate and Mosaic Monday.
How quickly the years fly it doesn’t seem like 5 minutes since the Spring bulbs were in bloom and now our gardens are gardens are fading, your garden still looks pretty in it’s Autumnal colours. I have still to put some of my less hardy plants in shelter for the winter it’s good that you have yours prepared. It will be Spring again before we know it. xx
You sound well prepared for winter, let’s hope it is not a long one this year!
Linda. I enjoyed following your October Journal, very interesting. Stay dry.
It seems like the plants just started blooming and now here we are preparing for winter…
Oh what a fun post. You must have a beautiful garden. Thanks for sharing at the Fabulous Party. The new party will be live around noon (Texas time)
Come on over and link up!
I like the wide-angle view of your yard where it is edged by trees and greenery. What a lovely sight. My pots haven’t been taken into the garage yet. That chore is on the to-do list. This year for the first time, I am going to try to overwinter stevia. Hopefully, it will return next spring.
We had our first killer frost which was late this year so that was the end of any flowers….Thanks so much for stopping by!!