Autumn at Chickadee Gardens
Erodium chrysanthum from Xera Plants and Bengalis lucyfur (a.k.a. Lucy the cat) in the background.
Echeveria agavoides 'Rubra' from Xera Plants.
This now lives inside in a sunny window indoors.
While harvesting the seed pods from the Asclepias speciosa or milkweed which played host to my first monarch caterpillar (you can read about that here), I came across a few which had not exploded yet and was fascinated to see their structure. It reminds me of scales on a fish or some kind of armor.
Heuchera 'Marmalade' is a champion, it looks great no matter what weather throws at it.
Flower of Erodium chrysanthum. The blooms are gone and it seems to be semi-deciduous. Great for hot dry locations in the garden, it seems to be pretty tough. Greg at Xera recommended this and I love it.
This critter lived here for a long long time, I was very careful not to disturb her web. So cool.
And to end this post, this is the situation today. Here is my makeshift greenhouse - a.k.a. the garage with a couple of grow lights above. I was bitten by the spiky plant bug this year, and with that comes responsibility to take care of my investments. I plan to do so to the best of my ability. It stays fairly warm in the garage at a constant temperature of approximately 50 degrees so that combined with the light will hopefully do the trick for now.
As it's Thanksgiving, I would like to give thanks for my garden and all it gives back to me. I also give thanks to my Operations Manager, a.k.a. David who puts up with every crazy garden idea I have. I am also thankful for all of you who read my nutty stories of cleaning mason bee cocoons and adventures to Australia and beyond, for the gardening community is the most generous and thoughtful one I have ever encountered.