Despite unforgiving and seemingly non-stop wind, rain, several frosts, and even a few snow flurries, this Gerbera ‘Terra Cotta’ daisy seems determined to open! Talk about persistent! There’s another bud that’s showing some colour as well, but I imagine the weather will claim it.
Though they don’t actually leave, we don’t see much of these beautiful birds throughout the summer, but the moment the feeder is filled and the Bird Café opens , they flock to it in large numbers. It’s so comical to watch them try to hang off the little rests, which weren’t made with such gluttons in mind! I love their wonderful plumage.
The friendly little chickadees are back in large numbers, too — they are Winter’s darlings.
As for the rest of the “garden”, there’s still life in some pots. As always, the geraniums are the stalwart ones, still green and full of buds. I suspect Jack Frost will have a hand in their demise one of these nights. They really must be hardy to have withstood the wicked winds we’ve had the past few weeks — to see them this green and healthy come November is unusual, especially as the deck is wide open to the elements.
Soon, pots will be emptied and plants composted, the soil worked into garden beds and used as mulch around shrubs. I hope to do some edging around the little impromptu bed I created this spring and enlarge it a bit. I intended to plant some tulips and daffs, but we’ll see if I get to those before it freezes. Tomorrow, I hope to take a photo of the front of the deck, from the sidewalk angle, and get your suggestions for some conifer plantings in the front. So, on this November 1st, how does YOUR garden grow?