October 14, 2014

Spy Garden October 14, 2014

Spy Garden October 14, 2014

Lots and lots of rain here in St. Louis this past week!

Dexie taking a break from the rain

Dexie taking a break from the rain

It was raining when I took these pictures.

It was raining when I took these pictures.

Wet garden; flat cloudy light

Wet garden; flat cloudy light

Really looking forward to the next clear fall day to get some proper shots of the garden with good lighting. The marigolds have exploded and the backdrop of the changing leaves will be gorgeous when the sun comes out! For now, just a few soggy shots.

The pineapple sage is a late bloomer.

The pineapple sage is a late bloomer.

Soggy Skull

Soggy Skull

A few miles from Spy Garden; the Missouri River valley

A few miles from Spy Garden; the Missouri River valley

I heart homegrown garlic!

I heart homegrown garlic!

All of our garlic has been hanging in the breezeway by our back door (outside). I pull off heads as I need them for cooking. Leaving them outside hasn’t been a problem until now. They are a bit damp; as soon as it dries out I am going to get planting and save another bunch (indoors!) for use through the winter. Each garlic clove planed now will grow into a whole head of garlic by next spring/early summer. Garlic is one of the easiest things to grow and great for repelling pests in the garden.

5 thoughts on “October 14, 2014

  1. narf77

    Love how elegant Dexie looks on that leather armchair, EW to that skull with hair and Garlic repels just about everything…perfect for The Spy to practice with ;)

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  2. Alan @ it's not work, it's gardening!

    Are those all marigolds in that first photo? If so, that’s the most marigolds I’ve ever seen in one garden — really impressive! (What, you don’t like 8″ of rain a week or whatever it was?)

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Happy to finally see the sun today!!! Yes, we have TONS of marigolds in the garden; I love how they take over this time of year. I have red, dark orange, light orange, harlequin striped and yellow!

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  3. Eliza Waters

    Your marigolds provide some nice fall color. I love the landscape shot – nice! I also got a tip about planting garlic around tulip bulbs to deter rodents and deer from munching them. It’s good to have lots of rain before winter before the ground freezes, but that is still a ways off I hope!

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