Not much going on in the garden right now.....annuals are still going strong. Some perennials--like the hostas, lilies and hibiscus--are throwing in the towel, yellowing up and then turning brown.
So, it makes it nice when a few plants decide to show off this late in the game.
First up, my new mums. I planted these last fall and they are called 'Mammoth Mums.' I have to say...they have certainly lived up to their name. I planted one plant and it's easily 2-3 feet across. There are loads of blooms! They were bred in Minnesota and are considered a "perennial" mum....garden mums have been taken off the perennial list since they don't reliably rebloom.
I added a new herb to my herb garden this summer....pineapple sage. It is getting huge and has a really pleasing pineapple smell. Really fun for fruit salad. I was shocked to see bright red booms emerging in the last few weeks! I did read in Better Homes and Gardens recently that it is a late bloomer.
It's certainly been lifting my spirits these days as some of the other garden plants are fading.
Hope you are having a great week!
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