The big thing was the window boxes. I took summer stuff out and replaced with cranberry colored mums, purple verbena, and green kae. I can't remember the name of this lacy white trailing plant, but it lasted all summer and was still looking good, so I kept it for some lightness and freshness. As soon as it starts turning, I'll replace it with more kale—or with a pumpkin maybe?
I cleaned my tools and put away pots and products on the potting bench. You can see I still have the topsoil laying out because I still have grass to plant. I know now is prime time, but the lawn is my absolute least favorite landscaping task, and therefore sowing new grass seed is still on my list. Anyone want to help?
Goodbye, peonies. I cut them back, I think a bit early since we're supposed to wait for a hard frost, but they were looking so terrible and dead I could not resist. I hope I didn't ruin anything and that they do okay next year.
Bleeding hearts got cut back too. So much better than looking at all that excess dead foliage.
I cleaned up a lot of dead foliage from the tomatoes, but I left them in because there are still some fruits hanging on. We'll see if they turn.
The parsley and beans are still going strong. This parsley has come up again and again this year. So satisfying to see it thriving—and to chop it up fresh for dinner!
And my favorite task this weekend: transplanting my second climbing rose to this lattice fence. It doesn't look too happy (understatement) to have been moved, but I'm hoping it'll perk up and settle nicely into its new home before winter. And I can't wait to see these climbing roses take off up these lattice panels next spring and summer. Planted amidst the mulch in front of the second panel is pachysandra, which I'm also hoping will fill out and form a nice groundcover, in lieu of all that mulch.
I still have lots of projects left that I'd love to do for fall, especially after seeing all the great autumn inspiration from my guest bloggers recently. Maybe this weekend I'll turn my attention indoors? I'm really feeling the need to spruce up and freshen up inside too! What are you working on lately?