We’ve had rain for days here in Virginia and I haven’t been able to work in the garden. I even had to take pictures for bloom day between the showers. Sunday it was in the upper 50’s and sunny so I took the opportunity to get some stuff done in the garden. I was finally able to check some stuff off my FallChecklist. The birdfeeders were filled with fresh seed which made them happy. Then I had to dump the leaves and rainwater out of the birdbaths. They needed to be cleaned good & filled with fresh water. With the ground being moist I weeded the front beds and they look better. The Peony, Liatris, Solomon’s Seal and Daylilly foliage was trimmed back to the ground. Along with some leaves, all this was put in the compost bin. My yard is soggy at the moment so raking leaves and mowing grass will be saved for another day. Of course, I still need to plant those bulbs too. Hopefully tomorrow the soil isn’t so muddy and I can get them in the ground. Another thing I just about completed was collecting seed from some of the perennials in the garden.
The only thing from the pictures above I didn’t harvest yet is the Lobelia ‘Fan Scarlett’. But the seed heads are interesting don’t you think? Maybe when they are dry I’ll try to keep some seed to see if they can be propagated easily. I’ve never grown Lobelia from seed so who knows what I will end up with. Hopefully everyone else had a nice weekend. What tasks were you able to complete in your garden yesterday?