September, time to change from one season to the next. We seemed to go from hot and humid weather to cool and wet weather in a few short days. And mentioning short days, the daylight is vanishing earlier and earlier as the month goes on.
Sunflowers always put on a lovely show of blooms during this month.
When the flower heads are dry they are cut and added to the flat feeders for the birds.
Herb’s Place went through a lot of changes in the past couple of months. When the new siding was added, I had to move a lot of the containers out of the way. Slowly they were moved back into location during this month. My brick inuksuk found a new home here.
This is the time of year when the garlic chives bloom with their pretty white flowers. I must admit I grow them more for the flowers than actually using the chives.
It is a good idea to snip off the blooms when finished before they turn to seed, else they will self seed everywhere you can think of and even in places you think they won’t get too.
We received a rain gauge as a gift in the summer. It has certainly been put to good use after hardly any rain at all in August. September has had some very heavy rain storms, one lasting over 2 days. September 8 it measured just about 9 cm and on September 22 & 23 we got about 11.5 cm of rain over 2 days.
I discovered a pattern for crochet wind spinners and had to make some for the garden even though they won’t be outside much longer.
The trellis garden underwent a lot of changes during the month. In August a lot of it had to be moved for the new siding. As a result a new bench was moved into the area and a piece of trellis was fixed to it so that it didn’t lean against the siding. The rose bush had been cut right back to accommodate this and it has now started to grow back. The old gate was moved and in its place a metal bakers stand was added. Already the morning glory are twisting and twirling up the edges.
In another part of the trellis garden the climbing honeysuckle vine was cut right back. It was only showing growth at the top, so a huge trim is encouraging it to grow new shoots from the base again. I can’t wait to see how it grows next year.
This area is probably finished for this year. The various pieces of trellis look bare but they will quickly fill in next spring. I haven’t forgot about the other areas in the garden but they have not has as much time spent on them this month.
- bridge garden
- farmyard garden
- fence garden
- front shade garden
- front diamond garden
- Herb’s Place
- tea thyme garden
- sign post garden
- trellis garden
- veggie garden
Fall is here. Blooms are finishing, ornaments being put away, plant tables being cleared means the garden is slowly getting ready for winter. The days will quickly get colder and soon it won’t be time to work in the garden anymore this year, just look back through all the photos and dream of the 2022 gardening season.
See more of my garden journal posts for 2021.