mid October 2013

Still warm weather – no hint of overnight frosts, Carolina Wren “alarm clock” still waking us at first light which admittedly is getting later.

Past few days have seen flocks of White-throated Sparrows and juncoes all over the garden. As well, small flocks (6 – 8) of cardinals, evenly divided male/female have appeared, tolerating one another around the feeders.

Dahlias still blooming well, Canna lilies looking a bit dried out but still flowering. All lilies transferred to plastic pots for winter and their dry terracotta pots put in storage but pots with dahlias etc all still flowering so will be dealt with later. Bulbs just arrived but a bit warm for planting – don’t want them “waking up” and starting to shoot…..