Last(?) Evening in the Garden

I thought we were done with mid-week evening check-ups on the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden until next summer,

but someone turned on the furnace and decided that it should be high-90’s in the Sacramento Valley in mid-September.

Worse, we added fall plants and moved trees last weekend.

So…one more trip!

The trees were being well-watered, but a couple of my Mums and Snap Dragons were rescued just in the nick of time!

All better now. But I found evidence of creatures everywhere. The Butterfly Weed is hosting an aphid party.

This Lady Bug couldn’t be happier.

Someone helped themselves to the two ripe pears…one bored hole in each.

And some critter had the audacity to knock Maria’s “Tick Free Zone” sign to the ground. I hope they don’t take this as a sign that they are free to return.

This one was brave enough to show his face.

There is something magical about the garden in the Fall setting sun.

Just don’t forget to look up occasionally.

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I am a nascent gardener, rescuer, and photographer, chronicling the journey of the dogs at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary near Sacramento, CA - and the Memorial Garden we have devoted to them.

10 thoughts on “Last(?) Evening in the Garden”

  1. Thanks for checking on the garden. Jody has been eyeing those pears. She is going to be disappointed when she sees them. Your camera really captured those aphids not to mention the beautiful sky picture. Maybe next week we will have a cool down?

  2. NOOOOO, I hope it is not the last… I am not ready to give up my weekly floral updates and cute doggy photos. They brighten my day and provide a little glimmer of hope that I will one day have a green thumb. By the way, the ladybug image is AMAZING! Great job!

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