Indian Summer Provides Beauty and More Time to Garden!

Posted on: November 2, 2015 | Written By: Doug Oster | Comments

It’s November and there are still impatiens and peppers in the garden, when is the last time that happened? My garden was barely kissed by a frost, only taking a few coleus plants.

Although many plants are slowing down, some going to sleep and others standing tall, it’s a great time to explore the garden.

The colors are spectacular and there’s even a few cool bugs to look at too.

I’m still planting shrubs, trees, bulbs, perennials and even some collard greens I got for free before they were thrown away. I’m not sure how to use the collards, but I just couldn’t stand to see them go to waste.

Here’s a little photo story on the garden, take a little time to check out your own landscape, you might find some wonderful surprises.

Blog better spider

This spider is very small, maybe an eight of an inch across. I found a couple of them in the garden. Photos by Doug Oster Trib Total Media


Blog better bug

Pineapple sage is still blooming. I’m hoping to see a hummingbird visit the bright red flowers, but for now I’ll settle for this little bug.


Blog corydalis close

Corydalis lutea is my favorite perennial. It started blooming in April and is still going strong. You should grow it!

Blog corydalis lutea

I left one Corydalis lutea in the vegetable garden last season and now it’s taken over a bed. I’ll be moving the plants soon.

Blog flowering kale

This flowering kale will provide color all the way into winter and maybe even longer.

Blog garlic chives allium

I let my garlic chives go to seed, it’s a great pollinator plant and I want as many as I can get.

Blog hosta fall

Hostas offer beautiful colors as they go to sleep.

Blog impatiens bloom

Impatiens are still blooming in November!

Blog lettuce

This lettuce is in a coldframe, I hope to pick it all winter long.

Blog pansies

Pansies are another flower that will provide color all winter long.

Blog pineapple sage

Pineapple sage is still going strong.

Blog yellow maple fall

What would fall be without the wonderful colors of fall leaves.




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