Thurs. Sept. 1, 2022: Flamingo Sentinels

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

First Quarter Moon Waxing in Scorpio

Pluto, Saturn, Neptune, Chiron, Jupiter, Uranus Retrograde

Celtic Tree Month of Hazel

Sunny and cooler

September 1, and finally, some of this humidity has broken! The plants will be relieved. The front porch gets a little bit like a hothouse conservatory during the day. Which isn’t a bad thing, but I have to adjust which plants do well there.

The rosemary does not, so next year’s rosemary will have to go out back. I had some mugwort in the front (and in the back), but the mugwort in the front wasn’t happy, so I moved it.

The marigolds in the back are getting ready to bloom, which is exciting.

The four o’clocks are lovely in the front, the way they open and close. The night blooming jasmine is enormous, but hasn’t yet bloomed. The mountain heliotrope has lovely, periwinkle-colored blossoms. The dahlia restarted. I have no idea what’s going on there.

The black-eyed Susan plant is doing well in the back. I love how cheerful they are.

The pink flamingos are doing their job in the back, and keeping away the squirrels. So next year, I think I will buy some whirligigs, too, for the back. Put something in every pot, and maybe then the squirrels won’t destroy it all.

The black-eyed Susan vine is blooming like crazy out back, and it looks like the morning glories might start. Still nothing from the moonflowers, although the vines have grown nicely, and, between the three kinds of plants, it’s created a lovely natural curtain along the railings of the back balcony.

Apples come into season soon, and I can’t wait. I love apples, and I  miss eating an apple every day. I already had the first apple cider donuts that showed up in the store!

I can’t wait for some genuine, autumn weather!

How are things in your neck of the woods?


3 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Pat Marinelli
    Sep 01, 2022 @ 14:45:29

    Our garden, which is all in containers, is pretty much gone. Tomatoes were a total disappointment this year due to squirrel and birds getting them. Herbs are doing okay. I have to start drying more for the winter before they die off. We had no zucchini or eggplant. They flowered but never grew. We’ve had over 50 90 degree days this summer. The grass is dried hay, but on the upside it was cut yesterday for the first time in five or six weeks. Humidity has finally broken here also. Last two days have been wonderful.


    • devonellington
      Sep 08, 2022 @ 11:21:29

      I have to say, I’m very grateful that I’m not relying on my own garden for food, or I would be very hungry this year. Big disappointment, and I have to figure out how to adjust for next year. I might do a session with the Master Gardeners in this area over winter to ask some questions.


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