|Red Knockout Rose|
Much of October is filled with golds and tangerines of autumn, but there are still some blooms in the garden. The Knockout roses are still blooming. My Jackmanii clematis bloomed a second time, offering these bold and beautiful blooms.
Although I am taken by all of the fall color, the herb garden is full of color and pollinators. Bees, moths, butterflies gather among the basil and sage and garlic chives.
|Garlic Chives, Allium tuberosum|
Tansy grows very large and spreads very quickly, so I locate it at the edge of the woods. It would take over my small herb garden if I planted it among the other herbs.
|Tansy, Tanacetum vulgare|
Even the clematis seedheads are beautiful--like fluffy white flowers.
The moonflower plant grew way outside of its trellis, and I thought it was not going to bloom. However, as soon as the weather began to turn, the blooms began to show. I am joining Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday.
|Moonflower, Ipomoea alba|
Virginia of Tangent Gardening has awarded The Sage Butterfly with the Sisterhood of the Bloggers Award. If you are not familiar with Virginia's blog, take a look and enjoy. I am very honored she selected The Sage Butterfly to receive this award.
Seven things about me are:
1. I someday would like to travel to Mexico or Southern California to view the Monarch butterflies as they winter there.
2. There are days I cannot decide whether I love flower gardening or vegetable gardening more.
3. I love cats, big and small, wild and domestic.
4. I am not a big fan of insects, but the longer I garden the more intriguing they become.
5. I like snakes and appreciate their role in nature.
6. Flowers always leave me breathless.
7. Chocolate is my addiction.
I nominate any and all of the blogs listed in my blogroll.