Friday, October 7, 2011

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood....

This has been a good week.  The temperatures have actually been 'Fall-like'.

This morning, we had a couple brief...very brief...rain showers.  They settled the dust a little bit.

The air is clear.  The sky is blue.  

It's been nice to get out and work in the garden.  It's hard to pull out plants that are blooming.
But, need to get the veggie bed ready for fall planting.  Yes, I know...a little late...but, we'll see how it goes.

We took advantage of the cooler weather to cut out some shrubs that just didn't manage to make it through the hot, dry summer.  They were OLD Eleagnus.
We replaced them with Oleanders.  We know they're a bit tropical and not native.  
But, the ones around the neighborhood made it through last winter.  And, these are on the southwest side of the and sunny.  I think they'll work and fill in this space.

And...the deer don't eat them.

And, they're pretty.

We still have a lot of hummers around.  They're still dive bombing the woodpeckers for food.

It's that transition time, when chrysanthemums bloom beside coleus.

I moved the one Narrow Leaf Zinnia that came up in the veggie garden, to the fenced yard.  I hope it makes it until frost.  I've been saving seed for next year.

So, it's a beautiful day in our neighborhood.  A little rain, a lot of sunshine 
and finally some cooler temperatures.

And, we have rain in the forecast!

Have a good weekend.

Happy Gardening...

Oh, and this is 
Texas/OU weekend.



  1. The pictures of your garden are so pretty. I love your Coral vine. I just planted one for the first time this year. It is just starting to bloom. Love the fuschia color of the blooms. Hope you have a great weekend.


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