Saturday, October 29, 2016


Cool nights are certainly here but no frost yet so
we have some booms still coming along:

There is a lot of buzzing around the
 Butterfly Bushes and the Cosmos:

I have collected cosmos seeds daily:

One of my goals about gardening is simply to "learn more"!   In
the summer I grew Forget Me Nots from seeds and use rooting
hormone to grow little Chrysanthemums from cuttings.  I
have been dividing the Forget Me Nots over and over and
spreading them all around.  They should bloom next year.

I also grew Zinnias and Cosmos from seeds
 and plan
to do more in the spring.


quakerhillfarm said...

I truly think late fall flowers are the most vibrant! Lovely shots.

Janneke said...

Your autumn garden is still so beautiful, many flowers to enjoy. It's so satisfying to grow flowers from seed. Your next spring garden will have a nice starts with all the forget-me-nots. In my garden they are also selfsowing already for years, it makes me happy.

Susie said...

Bernideen, It is still very pretty around your yard. I love cosmos. I had them a few years when I lived in town. Blessings to you. Hope your weekend is going well. xoxo, Susie

janice15 said...

Lovely Bernideen... Cosmos make their own seeds? I planted some old seeds but they didn't come this year maybe they were too old.. I planted forget me knott seeds too they came up but didn't bloom either.. I forgot when I first bought a plant or two but they went away I don't know why.. Your garden is looking lovely it should come prettier next spring.. Can't wait to see.. I wish I was forming mamas garden already but have to wait till the deck is torn down and rebuilt... I have a rose bush there and a lilac tree that needs to come down because its falling over.. sadly... Basically I will have to start all ober in mamas garden too.. Happy Saturday enjoy your day with love Janice

Vee said...

Going strong... Will they bloom right through November?

NanaDiana said...

You still have LOTS of stuff blooming in your garden. We are done here but we do have a few leaves on our trees yet. That is SO unusual for us this late in the year.
Have a wonderful night- xo Diana

Beth said...

Your garden is so beautiful, Bernideen! I can tell you are keeping very busy in retirement with your home and garden and teas!

Lady Linda said...

Beautiful photos Bernideen. Tasha Tudor loved Forget Me Nots. Mine just pop up all over the place. I do love them. Your weather looks so nice! Seems like you are all settled in.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

When I visit your blog, you make me want to be a better photographer.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

You still have lots of pretty flowers growing in your garden. For some reason I cannot grow Cosmos. I don't know why, even when I buy a 6 pack, they all die on me. But I can grow everything else.

Have a wonderful week and Happy Halloween.


Marilyn Miller said...

Love seeing your garden. Thanks for the reminder. I have been saving zinnias, but forgot about the cosmos. Going right now to the garden to gather.

Summer said...

The blooms are so beautiful ♥