Monday, September 9, 2013

September Dawn

  The temperature was 69 degrees, the air was crisp, the humidity, low. Fall?  No, but it did feel different than the 79-80 degree, thick mornings we have been experiencing for weeks. As you can see, the sprinkler is going full out. The rains have yet to appear, but with August behind us, we have to know that those sweet days of fall can`t be too far away. The Inland Sea Oats and the Scarlet Sage are in full glory and the prairie patch in the far background is shining with Snake-Cotton, Gayfeather(about to bloom), Camphor weed, Saw-leaf daisy, and Bushy Bluestem to name a few. I know the picture can`t completely convey the view that greeted me when I walked around the side of the house to the front, but I always stop and tell Him thank you for letting me see it.
 I hope Fall comes for all of you soon, especially you long suffering, fellow Texans!


9 comments:

  1. I'm likewise thankful (Praise the Lord!) we are already getting some of that fall weather and 2" of rain, which does have its consequences because of the threat of late blight on the tomatoes and I had to pick all the dry beans to shell so they wouldn't mold. Temperatures are supposed to go to 95 in a few days though. I'm getting ready to set out my little Primula starts so that is not welcome, but they will be in the shade and I will have to keep them well watered. My little Eryngium leavenworthii's are stretching out and are 12" tall now, I hope they will bloom before it gets too cold. Next year I will start them much earlier. I hope the weather cools off for you soon. People in California are having quite a time with heat.

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  2. The L. eryngium has been a fun plant and with about 12 flower heads I`ll have plenty of seed for next year. I`m trying to be patient about planting anything untill late Septemeber. We used to get our first frost around 11-15, but that has been more like 12-1 the last few years, but I`ve also seen it be 11-1 , also.

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  3. Wishing you fall cool breezes and rain...we have had at least 6 inches so far...

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    1. Good for you ! Still hot and still very ,very dry here. It`s been a disheartening growing season this year. However, hope springs eternal !

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  4. The sprinkler, flag, and sunrise make a nice picture. We are still waiting for rain up here too. I was going to ask about snake cotton until I saw the link off to the side. I think I have seen that before but never thought of it as a landscape plant. It actually looks pretty nice. My gayfeather are just starting to bloom. It may not be a good year for them because I am also seeing several dead stems. Are you having any problems with yours?

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  5. The sprinkler, flag, and sunrise make a nice picture. We are still waiting for rain up here too. I was going to ask about snake cotton until I saw the link off to the side. I think I have seen that before but never thought of it as a landscape plant. It actually looks pretty nice. My gayfeather are just starting to bloom. It may not be a good year for them because I am also seeing several dead stems. Are you having any problems with yours?

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  6. The gayfeather I put in the praitie patches has been hurt by the drought, the ones in my beds are ok, not blooming yet, but a little leggy from watering. The snakecotton is interesting(I think) and I don`t have to plant the ones in the bed, they just volunteer. It seems to be one of those sandy soil loving plants.Tough year overall, the things that look ok are those that I have watered. It has to change sometime, sheesh!

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