My roses are still blooming.
The celosia finally took hold.
The phlox has renewed blooms.
My coleus plants just went nuts towards the end of the summer.
Here are the latest photos of the tipsy pots:
One of the pots below suffered greatly when we went to Birmingham for 4 days over Labor Day weekend and just never did recover.
The vinca in the top pot stayed pretty sparse, too, though the blossoms were lovely.
That's the problem with clay pots--they dry out so quickly. I've already talked with one of the little neighbor girls about paying her to water my plants if I'm going to be gone for a while, but it'll be next year before that happens again.
The moss rose in the second pot from the top was supposed to trail, but it didn't really. In the 4th pot I planted something with the moss rose (can't remember the name) and it looked much better than the moss roses.
I might plant vinca and moss rose again next year, but not in the tipsy pots.
The chilly mornings have made some of the insects rather sluggish.
This little wasp was just sitting there, not moving at all. Even when I disturbed the plant a little, he only twitched an antenna.
But there are some signs the season is changing. The jalapeno plant yielded up its last pepper yesterday, so it's been pulled up and tossed in the trash. The petunias are giving up the ghost, too, so most of them have been uprooted and I'm thinking of putting pansies in the pots instead. My neighbor planted 75 spring bulbs yesterday. Ron the Mower Man comes by only every 3 weeks now.
A lot of my herbs have been trimmed back or gone to flower. It wasn't a good year for the mint or
basil, but the lavender, parsley and chives have been outstanding.