|Lantana is a great butterfly and bee flower.|
Roses continue to bloom in October. We are having a warm and dry autumn. The leaves are just starting to fall. The nights drop to 50 but the days are bright and sunny. I am watering the roses and some other plants, like the thirsty blueberries. I cannot remember watering like this in the fall - ever.
I finally got the camera out and ready to get some photographs. I took some yesterday and will take more today.
Our next project is building a cardboard foundation, topped with leaves, for the wild garden next spring. That will turn the lawn in the last third of the backyard into compost, so I can grow more plants for the birds, butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.
Roses will have three areas to grow - two circles around the maple tree, the fence on the Gardeners' side, and the main rose garden. Two neighbors have outbuildings and no dogs, so the rabbits have two sanctuaries from which to emerge and eat my vegetables. They use the fences as their entry and escape routes.
We are all predicting a wet, cold winter in Arkansas.
|Beautyberries from Japan decorate the backyard|
and provide late berries for birds.