Saturday, September 27, 2008

A Morning Stroll






















I was up bright and early this morning, long before the sun. If this had been a work day I would swear that come Saturday, I'm sleeping in. I really enjoy the early morning when the rest of the world is still fast asleep, yet I rarely get to enjoy it because usually I am on my way into work. I was already out and about when the little Hummers began to buzz about, the feeders were almost empty so I made up some fresh sugar water and boy were they ready for it. I then took a little stroll around the garden, I noticed some things are beginning to look a little tired, and I think this year I want to take a few cuttings and try rooting them for next spring. I am really pleased with the performance of several annuals that I tried out this year.























Sutera - Giant Snowflake, this little flower really outdid itself, here it is planted with Purslane. It however is only an annual in zone 7.


Here Purple Queen is planted with Lantana, a combo I will repeat more of next year.




Spider Lily, and I have no idea where they came from. Two years ago they sprang up from nowhere, in two different areas of the garden! It's a mystery. I think they are beautiful.

4 comments:

perennialgardener said...

I love taking a morning stroll through my garden while the rest of the family is asleep. That is my quiet time, my time to reflect about the day ahed. Your combinations are beautiful. Spiderlily is so pretty at this time of the year.

Phillip said...

The red spider lilies do have a tendency to pop up unannounced - I'm not sure how they do that either. :)

tina said...

You have a lovely garden and blog. I LOVE that purple queen/lantana combo. Definitely need to try that myself. I know Skeeter will like it too. I also adore your shed. How I wish mine looked like that. Hope you are getting all your holes dug for those new buys. You sound like a gardener like me-love the Lowes clearance racks! Happy gardening!

spookydragonfly said...

Hi...I'm just browsing and came upon your blog! I love my early morning strolls...I like your morning photos. I just did a post on one of my mornings. I enjoyed my visit!