It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a garden update. Due to the heat and drought we had this past summer, there hasn’t been much excitement in our gardens.
The Japanese beetles have been devouring two of our four rose bushes, so it’s nice to see a little left over for us to enjoy.
Patches of grass died, which is fine because we’ve decided to do a little landscaping in those areas with fresh mulch and more ornamental grasses.
The baskets we have hanging on our fence gates continue to do well, which makes me happy.
Our dying birch tree continues to grow more fungus and expand this little fairy environment.
We did some major trimming on a blue spruce tree and our juniper shrubs, leaving us with a big pile to take to the community compost dump. My husband insisted the pile would fit in his trunk.
I think I held my breath the entire way; I was so worried that tarp was going to explode and spill branches all over the road. Luckily, we made it!
While trimming the juniper shrubs, I found this wild marigold blooming. What a wonderful surprise.
After all that yardwork and a lot of homework on my part, one of the last things we had time for over the weekend was a bike ride on one of my favorite trails. I love biking through the woods. Next weekend, I hope we have time to do a little hiking too.
Hope you enjoyed a nice weekend! Thanks for stopping by.
5 thoughts on “September Garden Update”
Beautiful pictures. As always. that trail is starting to look familiar to me. I would love to bike along side you!
Thanks Cindy! Yes, I take a lot of pictures on that trail. Dave laughs, asking how many of the same shot I already have. It’s my blog banner too. Bring your bike next time you’re in the neighborhood!
Yes the Japanese beetles are treacherous. They nibble on our Yoshino cherry trees and rose bushes—evil creatures!
It’s nice to see some flowers still blooming with the fall season coming up shortly! I have always loved the look of those mushrooms growing off of some of the trees. It is enchanting!
Great photos! I still love those baskets:)