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.