I thought our gardening plans were ruined, it was so dark and dreary (and early) when I got up. Even the pups had to be dragged out of bed today. But then, the crown of the tree across the street turned golden – and the day in the garden was saved. A little cold. But saved.
Next week, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary is recognizing its volunteers in a special annual event. Our Maria insists that the Memorial Garden must look its best. So, while my garden and photographer blogger friends showcase the fading season, we’re still busy planting. The benefits of California gardening.
I finally attacked the merging of the Hummingbird and Grandma’s Garden beds. Maybe it’s Grandma’s Hummingbird garden now. The rosemary, lavender and sage were spread throughout;
While this amazing Blue/Black Sage found its way to the Perennial Garden.
The petunias were pulled up as their season was over, and they were replaced with more seasonal Snapdragons, Iceland Poppies and Pansies.
Maria finished expanding the Herb Garden which now includes winter veggies; Ornamental Kale, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Red Chard and Artichoke. We’ll see if those are planted for our enjoyment – or the bunnies!
She filled the box behind it with Sages: Pineapple, Autumn, and Genetian (love that blue!)
Pat and Penny (she’s the one resting) dead-headed the roses…yes, still in bloom!
Meanwhile, Ina’s Asters are putting on a magnificent show –
appreciated by all.
Most appreciated, of course, are our visitors. This weekend’s hit parade includes more pairs (we’re seeing so many of them now) including Robbie and Nina,
and Ginger and Rusty.
Sunny (recovering from a recent surgery);
Bogey (who is blind – and the sweetest boy ever!);
Little Scout (who is going to school to learn how to be a dog-loving dog);
and…Moe. As in Curley and Moe. As in – not even close to a Golden Retriever.
What can I tell you? We rescue.