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On October 6th, Erin and Diego Glenn were the very last of our garden visitors.  But the garden put on a good show that went strongly through the middle of the month.

Diego in the bogsy woods

Diego in the bogsy woods

8 October by Allan's shed; plants from The Basket Case Greenhouse

8 October by Allan’s shed; plants from The Basket Case Greenhouse

8 Oct, new plant table acquired from a neighbour one street over; we saw it for free and grabbed it.

8 Oct, new plant table acquired from a neighbour one street over; we saw it for free and grabbed it.

8 October, Echinacea 'Tomato Soup'

8 October, Echinacea ‘Tomato Soup’

I planted this once upon a time in the McDonalds garden back when I did that job.  It would be better for a restaurant that actually serves tomato soup.

8 Oct, Salvia Africana lutea.  I hope to bring this through in the greenhouse.

8 Oct, Salvia Africana lutea. I hope to bring this through in the greenhouse.

8 October, Lochroma (Violet Tubeflower), a cool plant from Back Alley Gardens in Gearhart.   Might make it in the cold greenhouse!

8 October, Lochroma (Violet Tubeflower), a cool plant from Back Alley Gardens in Gearhart. Might make it in the cold greenhouse!

8 October, Lochroma (Violet Tubeflower)

8 October, Lochroma (Violet Tubeflower)

8 October, Lochroma (Violet Tubeflower) with green Zinnia

8 October, Lochroma (Violet Tubeflower) with green Zinnia

8 October, Rudbeckia (maybe 'Cherry Red')

8 October, Rudbeckia (maybe ‘Cherry Red’)

garden boat, 8 October

garden boat, 8 October

By October 8th, I had stopped deadheading the cosmos in the garden boat.  My excuse was that birds like the seeds, but really, I was just sick of deadheading.

back garden, 8 October

back garden, 8 October

above: Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’. Solidago ‘Fireworks” (a well behaved goldenrod), Aconitum (monkshood)

8 October, the cat bench

8 October, the cat bench

8 October, Nicotiana langsdorfii

8 October, Nicotiana langsdorfii

This Nicotiana (flowering tobacco), painted sage and cosmos were the plants that were repeated throughout the garden from front to back.

shade bed, 8 October

shade bed, 8 October

Passiflora caerulea (passionflower)

Passiflora caerulea (passionflower)

Dicentra scandens by front porch, 8 October

Dicentra scandens by front porch, 8 October

and two presents on the front porch...the birthday basket from Nancy and a cute little tick tock sunflower from Jenna.

and two presents on the front porch…the birthday basket from Nancy and a cute little tick tock sunflower from Jenna.

I snuck back into this post at the end of October to add a few more photos:

sweet peas still blooming on the deer fence, 15 October

sweet peas still blooming on the deer fence, 15 October

Cosmos on October 20th

Cosmos on October 20th

a black Scabiosa that I grew from seed, 20 October

a black Scabiosa that I grew from seed, 20 October

23 October:  I did manage to grow some red runner beans

23 October: I did manage to grow some red runner beans

and they were quite beautiful in pink and black...

and they were quite beautiful in pink and black…

 

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