Garden Diary October 10th, 2009
First frost last night. Woke to a -4C temperature, and the nasturtiums all fallen around themselves, devastated by the frost.
Had picked the roses and the green tomatoes and brought the geraniums into the house to winter in the bathroom on the wide sill where the sun shines generously.
The chrysanthemum are still only partially in bloom, - very partially. Hopefully the weather will get warmer again and we will be able to enjoy their beauty on into November.
Here is a rose that got left behind, but weathered the frosty night quite nicely.
The grasses are delicate and subtle, - beautiful earth colours, - a naples yellow, the distinctive green of autumn and an occasional fiery red.
A couple of exquisitely elegant shasta daisies, entirely out of season and so a pleasant surprise.
The sumac, as seen through the curly willow, lend a certain delicacy to the more brilliant colours.
It is time to put the canna lilies to bed, - but first I have to find a place to bed them down where the temperature is just right....it is time to think winter.....