A beautiful fall day had me admiring the purples in the dogwoods and the exuberance of the (non-cut-back swamp sunflower) in the border that we see from the porch.
from the porch
Normally, I would have reduced the stem height in June, but didn't this year. The tall stems are now flopping dramatically, but are really quite pleasing. And the buddleia to the right continues to host an abundance of butterflies, including the last push of monarchs, as they're moving south.
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Creating a landscape that you'll love
Creating a landscape you'll love...
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Creating a Native Woodland Garden
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About this blog
Our gardens (now solely in the mountains of NC) have been increasingly home to native plants, birds, small mammals, and insects of all sorts. My gardening companion (my husband) is equally the gardener in our gardens. Woody, our rescue Golden, puts his own stamp on our gardens. He follows his previous fellow goldens (and my former gardening assistants): Mocha and Chessie. They bring life to our gardens.