Sunday, October 18, 2020

Fall Plantings

 My favorite season is here and I'm trying to get all my new plants in the ground and in larger containers before the first freeze arrives.  

I visited my favorite nursery in Tulsa and found a beautiful camelia that is supposed to be hardy to zone 7.  It's a Southern Living plant and the variety is 'October Rose' .  I have always loved camelias since growing up in the south.  Their flowers are a welcome sight in fall and winter when few things are blooming.   

Flowering kale and cabbages are so pretty all winter long.  I pair them with purple pansies in pots and around my patio.  

This year I planted brussel sprouts for the first time and they are starting to size up.  I hope I can harvest enough to cook up a few servings.   

It's chilly here today but will warm back up for a few days so I should be able to get everything planted into the ground and mulched.  

I'm going to miss all the annual flowers I planted right off the patio.  They have done so well and I love the combination of colors and textures.   


I love putting together containers that will carry through all winter long.  I added a rosemary plant (I use lots of rosemary in cooking) carex, flowering cabbage and pansies.  

Hope you are enjoying cooler temperatures and the beautiful colors of fall!