Thurs. Oct. 15, 2020: Quiet Autumn

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Dark Moon, 4th quarter in Virgo

Neptune, Uranus, Mercury, Mars Retrograde

Cloudy and pleasant

Celtic Tree Month of Ivy

There just isn’t a lot to say about the garden right now. I need to cut back some more as the lilies suck the chlorophyll back into the bulbs. Soon, I’ll start raking leaves.

This weekend, we have to take in some of the plants to overwinter. I’m not taking in all the furniture yet. Sometimes, it’s still nice enough to sit out for a few minutes.

We have to figure out where to put the enormous peace lily and the maidenhair fern. We thought the fern died in spring, but it’s come back and is gorgeous. Last winter, it wasn’t in a sunny enough spot. We will fix it this year.

We’re still in drought. I’m still planning gardens for various stories (and still not happy with any of the software). I’m fantasizing about next spring’s garden, but it is more likely to be spring 2022, since spring of 2021 has so much transition in it.

How’s your garden doing?


3 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Lori
    Oct 15, 2020 @ 17:10:57

    Despite our very expensive efforts to animal-proof our garden, our second crop of beans has been mowed down by an acrobatic groundhog. Little jerk climbed over our fence rails, which were reinforced with critter fencing. I watched him jump back out when I went after him with a broom.

    The kale this summer dropped tons of seeds, so we have a huge second crop. Best kale I’ve ever had, too. Smooth and buttery, not that spiky bitter garbage you get in the store.

    The dahlias are just stunning. The deep red ones are such a treat this year. And my anemones have propagated to the point where they’re taking over the front walkway, a situation that makes me smile.


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