Today we worked on more garden cleanup here at the farm. Lots of caging with chicken wire and hardware cloth was needed to prevent rabbits and mice and other critters from chomping trees and shrubs. I love the huge spool of string in the wheelbarrow! Here a clematis is being protected from the rodents. It blooms on old wood.
Even though a day late for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day I was on the lookout for the last flower of the season, should there even be one. Sure enough, there were several of these around. What a surprise!
We also cut back quite a few things, (roses, Gillenia, chocolate Eupatorium etc) and discovered these pale Sedum blooms.
There appears to be some nice foliage still.
as well as the artichokes still hanging on in spite of frosts.
The Viburnum ‘shasta’ needs special attention, as does Leycesteria ‘Golden Lanterns’, a Witchhazel, and other shrubs.
In this bed we discovered a phlox still in bloom!
We also discovered a few asters after some heavy pruning back.
Although not exactly flowers, these caught my attention too:
and Calamagrostis ‘Ovedam’ in the sun
While my friends tended to caging more clematis, I spied a (very) few more flowers.
Down in the flats I uncovered this dainty Corydalis.
The Euonymus europeus is still somewhat colorful
and the fern leaf Buckthorn is hanging on to a few butterscotch coloured leaves.
We’re not done yet, but I think a few cool sunny days remain to finish our tasks.
Make sure to check out what others found in their gardens here:
Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day