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Tags: Blossom, Bougainvillea, Forest Garden, Gardening addiction, Lantana, Nature Art, Nature Photography, Summer garden, tiger swallowtail butterfly, wildlife gardening
We heard this morning on the Weather Channel that the official definition of Indian Summer is the first 70 degree day after the first frost. Today is officially “Indian Summer” in Williamsburg.
A beautifully clear sunny day, we marveled at how quickly the morning warmed up. We both had a burst of energy and found tasks large and small to do outside. The potted Norfolk Island Pine went back out in a protected spot. I sowed parsley seeds in the Viola pots and washed the leaves of all the orchids. A friend stopped by with a gift of cuttings from the Camellia by her front porch.
We are expecting temperatures in the 80s by the weekend; frosty mornings indefinitely delayed .
So here are a few snapshots from the garden this last week of October. I’ve cropped them tightly to show you a glimpse of color and form, light and shadow, growth and decay, beginnings and endings in our forest garden.
Kale and Violas
Bougainvillea ready to bloom
Rosemary in bloom
Moonflower seed pod
Sage cuttings root in place with Oxalis, fern, and Violas.
Begnonia Gryphon, after the deer decided it is delicious.
Lantana and Pineapple Sage
Begonia cuttings root with Swiss Chard seedlings, Violas, and Creeping Jenny left from the summer.
Caladium and blue chalk sticks
Posted in Autumn, Begonia, Container flower gardening, Ferns, Gardening in Williamsburg, Herbs, Lantana, Moonflower, Plant photos, Stem Cuttings, Viola, Zone 7B Cultural Information
Tags: Autumn, Begonia, Bougainvillea, Caladium, Geranium, succulents, Viola, Williamsburg Virginia