|Filling in the lily pond for the year...|
Autumn is in full swing in Pennsylvania... the last of my children's soccer games are on this Saturday, the leaves are all looking a bit less green and more yellow, there is an urgent need to get some garden pots washed and stacked before snow is here, and we have had our first light frost so the counter is stacked high with green tomatoes and tiny watermelon that might be worth a bite or two.
Bulbs are going in at a terrific rate around here, with 100 per day as my goal. We had 2,500 on our order this year, as I am excited to get many different varieties naturalizing around Havenwood. Only the tulips will remain to be planted after today, which need to wait until the ground temperatures become lower (after a hard frost) to discourage early growth before spring. I did chose many of the varieties that I posted on my How to Chose a Tulip Combination post.
|We needed more sand for a few area, and the kids are only to happy to have another chance to go to the beach this year. :)|
|This is one of the areas that needed sand, our lily pond. When I realized we were not going to have the time or stone to finish this raised pond in the Pergola garden this year (see my garden plan!), I needed to find a temporary solution for the mud pit we had dug in its location. Sand + flag stones = pot patio for seasonal displays|
|Trenches dug for electrical conduit that run down to the far corner of the Birch Walk...|
|... and to the pond in the Pergola garden.|
|400 bulbs put in the grass of the Birch Walk.|
|A new hedge of blueberry bushes near the Fruit Tunnel. Also, a Harry Lauder's walking stick tree (Corylus avellana) that will one day be surrounded by pale yellow primula for springtime.|