Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Win Something! But Don't be a Deadhead[er]

This is the posting #200 on Novel Thoughts! Yeah! Let's celebrate.

Comment here or email me [but I prefer you comment so we can all, you know, share.] In one week--that's by next Tuesday, Sept. 15--I'll draw a name and mail you something cool...like a galley or a book or some seeds.

Meanwhile, you're not a dead header, right? don't go deadheading your coneflowers. Pleassssse don't. In fact, in the fall garden, you can sit back and enjoy the show-- the birds and butterflies. They'll feast on the seeds-- coneflower, butterfly bush, black-eyed susan, sunflowers, Joe-pye weed...leave 'em. Hands off, hubby. Clippers away, Pedro. It's feasting time for the critters. And a neat garden-- is a hungry, sad place this season. On the other hand, a big ol' seed-filled, rattling pods, undead-headed garden is so fun and generous and filled with critters. Goldfinches galore!


  1. The bees love that I let my basil and thai basil bolt. It's messy, but they have a good time in my garden.

  2. Oh, me too. The dill has bolted big time, too!

  3. Do you have any pineapple sage planted, Mindy? I LOVE it. Not only does it smell like the islands, it's got that bright red bloom that I like so well - and so do the hummingbirds and the butterflies.

    I've seen you mention dozens and dozens of plants that are in your garden - but I don't think I've ever seen you mention pineapple sage. (?)

  4. Charmi,
    I love pineapple sage, too. I had it once, but need some new. I've come to love herbs so much...they're very forgiving, and fragrant.

  5. Loved your photos! Pineapple sage sounds divine...i'll see if i can find it next season! xo


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