Persistent Bloom

Yesterday I raked up as many leaves as I could, piled them in front of the vegetable beds and ran a mower over them to create a little leaf mulch for winter cover. While hanging out in the yard, I noticed the Clara Curtis daisies were blooming again–and even had a very tough insect (not sure if it’s a bee, a wasp, or something else) trying to get a little pollen out of it.

The very cold nights last week, coupled with some clean-up and replacement activities I’ve been doing, eliminated most of the blooms in my gardens. Several sedum still have nice color in their seedheads and the salvia I planted out front continues to put up flowers, but other than those, all the color in the yard is from leaves and berries.

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