Skip to main content

Good morning, and fall has fallen.  Welcome to Saturday Morning Garden Blogging.

During October we were a bit colder than normal here in Denver — 3.2° colder than normal out at the airport.  We also had less moisture than normal, although the first measureable snow of the year arrived on time.

I took this photo of the neighbor's tree early Halloween morning; I was hoping to get another try at catching the way the streetlight plays with the leaves yesterday morning but alas — the gusty winds of Halloween had stripped it of it's leaves.

We have had a lovely mix of cooler, cloudy days interspersed with days of warm sunshine.  Last weekend I took advantage of a lovely day to move a couple of stands of iris, rescue a daylily from being overwhelmed by another stand of iris, and to plug a few daffodil and hyacinth bulbs into the ground.

At least, that was the plan.

And the plan went straight into the shitter at the point of rescuing the poor, struggling daylily — trying to separate out one corner of a stand of overgrown iris is impossible.

So instead of having just a few iris to divide, and find room for elsewhere, I ended up with a tub of iris to relocate.

And, since I hadn't planned on dividing all those iris this year, I didn't mark which variety was which while they were in bloom.  All I know for sure was it was a mix of varieties, and I don't have other stands of most of them — so I need to replant them all.  Just need to find some room in the back flower beds to turn into an iris nursery.

We're forecast to have a couple of days of warmth, with the high getting to the 60s under sunny skies, so I'll be able to work at getting the iris rhizomes into the ground.

That's what's happening here.  What's going on in your gardens?

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site