Thursday, October 1, 2015

And It's October

Feverfew is an herb touted to relieve migraines. Does it? I don't know. But a friend in B.C. gave me a handful of seeds from her plant some 10 years ago and I tossed them into the garden. They flower and reseed every year, and I pick and chew on a few leaves every day in the summer. They have a bitter taste but it does grow on you.

Here (above) a shasta daisy is encroaching in the middle and I may end up pulling it out, as daisies are so ubiquitous and may choke out other things, but I have a hard time doing it. Too softhearted? Too greedy for more daisies? Because it was a small field of daisies that turned me onto flower gardening in the first place, and yet I've never had a field of them myself and I still want one.

Next year I will let the daisies go where they want ... .
Next year things will be planted differently yet again ...

Finally there has been a hard enough frost that I won't feel bad about pulling out some annuals and cutting down the perennials. Maybe. If it's a nice weekend. Fairweather gardener, that's me! Flowers were still blooming till now, and bees were still sipping their nectar, so I couldn't reduce their food supply. Also, I can't -- just can't -- chop down a blooming plant.

In the ditch

I've just mailed out my 5 Things NEWSLETTER and am listening to the beautiful voices at the end of a link that was included. I don't want to get up from this chair and go to work! Really need to fix myself up with an iPod or something so I can listen to music at work without imposing on others. Meanwhile these new glasses are still making onscreen reading as well as book-on-lap reading a pain in the ass. But it's only been a week; three to go before I decide whether to keep these or go back to plain and simple lenses.


  1. Pretty cool here this morning. 4C. Had to turn on the heat and test out the furnace. I fear frost is not far away.


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