It is the end of the garden season. I wanted to post my end-of-the-season blog post. I was reviewing last year’s post which I posted on the 17th. Waiting for the Frost 2013 We had gotten one or two mild freezes (around 32 degrees). Last night was our first frost at 30 degrees. But the forecast is for upper twenties tonight. It might not do much damage although there is a bit of wind. The high pressure over Canada is causing a the cold to seep down the Frasier River in Canada and over the passes. Winter is definitely coming.
Our banana did grow as high as last year since it died down all the way to the ground.
Milkweed seed pods
Floating all over the yard
Melianthus major Pseudocydonia sinensis (False Quince) in red, Miscanthus grass, Zauschneria and Calamagrostis × acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Malepartus’ really took off this year
The prickly rock bed
We are trying our Agave parryi in the ground for winter. We built a cloche out of plastic to protect it from the rain. It should be able to tolerate the cold but the wet is the killer.