It's time for change. The clock has been turned back. It seems like the garden gets a new and colder chill every night. Yesterday just a short time in the afternoon was really comfortable to be in the garden and darkness came quickly. Only a few flowers are still hanging on. My pink sedum looks great and still has a sweet subtle fragrance despite the chill.
Today it was cold. Ed worked outside through the middle of the day, but I ventured out only to empty the compost, to use the hydrant to wash the garden soil off the potatoes that I wanted to cook for dinner and to take a few pictures. Even our hardiest flower of them all, my Emperor of China chrysanthemums are starting to droop.
This is a picture of my Frostweed. I got my seeds from Gail of Clay and Limestone. I don't know if this is how the plant should look now or not. I had to shoot the picture through the cage because it was firmly frozen in place. I would so love to have frost flowers of my own. Who knows maybe one of these mornings when the sun finally makes an appearance, I'll have a pleasant surprise out there in the garden cold .