It was a wonderful October, traveling and seeing friends and family. It's good to be home but there are fall projects to be started and completed. And!!! That armadillo!!! After removing the two Indian Hawthorns in the side bed, in keeping with the theme of low maintenance, and planting the fall violas, I had to replant the dwarf Irises planted back in September. The evil armadillo is digging up established plants in the front and back beds, not to mention the garden too. I watered everything and put out Milorganite. I have seen first hand that Milorganite is a deer deterrent and according to the internet, armadillos do not like strong odors but at the very least I will keep out the deer.
The violas are tiny but the red million bells have really done well in this pot. The dwarf iris are happy too. I love getting plants from friends and family, thanks again Mom and Martha (for the lambs ear).
I went to Pikes to buy spinach plants to replace the ones the evil one killed but I was too late. So I had to buy the Gerbera Daisies that were being cleared out. Dark pink for the front and yellow for the back. I had already put in a couple that had been clearanced from Walmart so it will make a nice grouping if they make it through the winter. A word of warning! Gerbera Daisies are listed as an annual but I have several friend that have had good luck with them. I planted them a little high in the ground and mulched well around them. I will keep my fingers crossed.
Dark pink by the front door and yellow in back by the burn pit.
A quick update on the broccoli. It's growing but seems to have barely survived the beetles and the armadillo. Some are much bigger that the others but they were all planted on the same day.
Oh Crocus! Purple and Yellow for the front. I expect great blooms next spring.
Keep in mind these photos are so I know where everything is next spring.
I need to check on the mailbox bed and do a little work on my neighbors wall, its been so dry here the soil is coming away from the wall, we've had this problem before. That will wait for tomorrow or Monday.
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