“A garden is never so good as it will be next year.”~ Thomas Cooper
It seems there is always another project to prepare the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden for the next season. Last week it was the iris bed;
today, some 400 daffodil bulbs sat waiting to be planted for the spring.
So nothing delighted me more than to see a small army of our gardeners show up today. With Diane,
Ina and camera-shy Maria on hand, the garden was weeded, dead-headed and the bulbs got planted on a beautiful fall weekend day.
We continue to be in the company of frogs…
And these nasty things which have been munching on our Pluot tree.
Ina wanted to save the invaders, but I made caterpillar mush of them instead, and left a bit of evidence behind as a warning to their friends.
Of course, we’re always in the company of dogs, which makes our work a true labor of love.
Summer is another of the dogs from Taiwan. She arrived with a myriad of issues, including cancer.
We have hopefully dispensed with all, but there’s no way to be certain. Anna does not care. It was love at first sight.
An introduction to her Jenni was made.
With approval won, the deal was sealed and Summer went home today.
So did Rollie. There was no hesitation at all when that car hatch opened. Inside he found a fresh new bed and a brand new toy. Jackpot! Happy life Rollie.
Our youth volunteers were out in force as well. It is so encouraging to see a new generation involved in rescue. Henzi is a natural, doting on Ella and Maggie in the garden.
Our nights are getting cooler. The watering has been cut back. And our last Dahlia of the season put on a spectacular display.
The foliage is now as impressive as the flowers that remain.
Fall is on glorious display.
21 thoughts on “In Good Garden Company”
The garden and foliage are gorgeous! So happy for Summer and Rollie!! It always warms my heart to learn of another dog finding her (or his) fur-ever home!!
Makes for a wonderful day, doesn’t it? 🙂
Sure does!! 🐶
What a lovely post .. it couldn’t get better for me – dogs and gardening! Well done to all involved!
Volunteers so generous with their time and concern, Dahlias beyond gorgeous, pups all handsome, and your happy every afters never get old.
They are our favorite endings! 🙂
These stories touch the heart so deeply; thank you for sharing them. The garden looks marvelous – it is that time of year to have California envy 🙂
We’ll be up to our ankles in puddles and mud soon enough…but at least it is not snow! 🙂
Every season I think that garden can’t get more beautiful . . . and then it does. Kudos to all those who have toiled in the soil! Lovely photos, and the earlier comment was correct: the happily ever afters will never get old.
The garden still has lots of room for progress…but it is amazing to see how quickly it has taken. A joy…all around. 🙂
Happy Fall Days at Homeward Bound! Love to hear about the dogs going to loving, forever homes. Would also like to know when you have gardening days. I would pop over and help out. Love the garden and all that goes on there!!!
Is this our Pat? Garden days are pretty much every Saturday and Sunday. You are always welcome!
Beautiful, just beautiful! Thank you so much for all that everyone does.
Thanks for the sweet note, Cindy!
Beautiful post! The colors are so rich! All the gardeners do an outstanding job. I am happy for Summer and Rollie! It was so nice to see Reed and Amy walking the senior dogs…especially Red!!
He’s come a very long way, hasn’t he?!
How beautiful, the garden and the dogs! We are having a beautiful Indian Summer here in Northern California too.
Enjoy! I feel a change coming. 🙂