Now that most of my flowers are burned, rotting or were blown away by the storm, I still enjoy the green leafs, some are even young and fresh cos of the rains we had a few weeks ago. Alas we don’t have all the Autumn colors you have in the US. Some shrubs give a nice red or yellow colour but most leafs go from green to brown.
All the wintergreens are good for the birds and other wildlife, they can hide in them for the rain and the cold, they sleep in them, they are covered in bugs so they have food as well close by.
I love my flowers but I love my greens as well.
Have a great week and stay safe. Thanks for visiting.
Summer was odd weatherwise. We had cool, we had hot and very hot. Bone dry but torrential rain once in a while but my garden is looking tatty. A few flowers are still standing but a lot has been scorched by the sun. Today is the last day of Summer weather, as of tomorrow it will gradually cool down and for the next 2 weeks we’ll get lots of rain.
The groundwater here is historically low, rainy weather is not fun but we need it, every single drop. Our local flora is dying cos they can’t stand the drought.
I think these little violets are super cute. Now that most of the succulents are no longer in bloom, the violets came up to give my pots a bit of color. The violets disseminated all over the garden, but mostly in my pots with succulents.
Have a great weekend and enjoy your garden if you can.
The figs are ripening, not all at once but everyday a few. It looks like a good fig-year, last year I had very few figs as we had a couple of late frosts. Normally a fig gives 3 harvests a year in hot countries with long Summers but here in the North of Europe just the first harvest gets ripe, that is when the first lot doesn’t freeze off in early Spring. Tiny figs appear in Autumn so when we get severe frosts in Winter or early in Spring the first harvest is gone. The tree gets figs but they don’t get ripe enough over here.
They taste lovely with a bit of dried ham or with a bit of cream cheese, or both ! Or you can make jam, just fig jam or combined with one or two other fruits.
Did any of you grow fruit in the garden this year?