Me, too. At least for a little while until Fall clean-up begins. If you have been reading my blogs, you know that I'm an avid gardener. Not always successful, but I try. At any rate, come the Fall I begin to take note of this season's gardening successes and failures. Here goes. The successes.
Marigolds are a staple in my garden every year. These are Jaguar, and I also grow Dwarf French Marigolds. I just love them. They bloom til frost and the deer and groundhogs leave them alone.
These are Blue Star columbine. I planted them out as home grown seedlings last summer (2013) and they bloomed this summer.
This year I experimented with bulbs and corms. This is Freesia that I started from corms inside and moved them outdoors in late Spring. I still have one plant left setting flowers.
Gladiolus grown in pots! I'd never grown these before and they are a sight to behold when in bloom. I just cut the last bloom yesterday.
I had to include my mini roses. This is my only surviving mini rose plant from Valentine's Day 3 years ago. I keep it in a pot and overwinter it in my garage. In the spring when it begins to show new growth, I re-pot it in fresh potting soil and move it out to my back deck where it can bask happily in the sun.
Bright Lights Cosmos are also a staple for me. They are easy to grow, about 18 inches tall, and bloom from mid-summer on. The mix is supposed to be yellow, orange, and red. I've never had a red blossom. I think I may check out seed catalogs for red ones!
Annual Candytuft. I had tried to grow these the past few years with very little success. I would sow them directly in the garden and they would just not grow for me. This year I sowed seeds into a pot and Voila! They did great!
Well, that about wraps it up for my most successful efforts this year. Stay tuned for Part Two - the not so successful.