The gardener's eye

The Gardener's Eye

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Only the Good Die Young

The Entrance Garden at Depot Park is full of Tender Plants

The Planter at the Pavilion at Depot Park is filled with annuals

The Planter at Putnam Park is also full of Annuals

The Succulents Safely Moved to the Garden Room

Trash cans and my gardening bag make good Frost Protectors

Salvia elegans 'Golden Delicious' is just about to flower. A blanket/tarp layer should keep it safe for the next two nights

There is frost warning in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow night. It is a bittersweet moment in the garden because it is blowsy and overflowing with annuals and tender perennials looking spectacular. This afternoon there was a mad rush to bring in the tender potted plants, cover a few in the garden and then hope for the best.


  1. Your post evokes the bittersweet well. I love the bergenia along the steps and that perfect box ball across from them. They'll be around a while.

  2. The bergenia is a favorite of mine as well, James. The reemergence of the bones of the garden is always satisfying to me this time of year.

  3. I dred this point in the fall. With luck, I'll be able to put off the great shift until the end of the month.

  4. Les,
    It always seems that when you put your guard down, the forecast shifts and there is a surprise frost the next day. This last frost didn't do as much damage as I thought it might so I am still on alert.

  5. Sympa ton blog.
    Avec toutes mes amitiés de France,


  6. Roger,
    I am so glad you like the blog. I am enjoying your land art. Very nice. Thanks very much for commenting!



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