September is here... It doesn't quite have the same feeling in the air of fall being just around the corner that I am so programmed to feel from living in Alberta Canada... Here in Michigan it means that the tempertures might actually stay around 83 or maybe in the high 70's but the lawn is still growing just as fast and the perennials blooming beautifully. I can however stop deadheading and just let my garden now run its course. I have a "to do list" forming in my head but not yet on paper. Last year I went into fall clean up mode in about the middle of September and it was too early...This year I will wait and let the weather dictate when I start doing the usual fall clean up chores.
This Caryopteris is a new addition and just started blooming in time for the tour. If you didn't see the pictures from the tour click HERE
This is suppose to be a real butterfly magnet. The blue really stands out and its stealing the show in the butterfly garden
Dahlia's are blooming
Morning glory has been slow with the cooler tempertures we had in August
Butterflys are delighting us everywhere. Swallowtails, Common Mormans, Red Admirals, Monarchs and some I have yet to identify. I haven't managed to get photos of all of them yet. I will keep trying. Im thankful for digital cameras and not having to be too worried about how many shots it takes to get a fairly decent one.
My what huge eyes you have!
I've always been fascinated with Dragonfly's
I started these stepping stones a while ago. This one is the first stone and the "quick setting cement" set up far too quickly! I should of thought to of at least put a hand print in the empty spot but I didn't. Now Im trying to think of a saying or something to print there before I seal the cement.
It feels good to get another project well on its way to being finished.
Thanks for stopping by. I have the house to myself for the next four days and Im looking forward to some alone time. I might even tackle a couple other projects that have been on my wish list.
Have a fantastic week.
P/S I spent Friday actually working in a Dahlia field so Im late linking up with Tootsie Time!...
I do have a post about the day though for the future... I learnt a lot...