Now is the time of year when we need to look at what we have outside that we want to keep going by bringing them inside. Remember, whatever you bring inside can also contain some of the outside like insects.
The Alley Garden is sometimes forgotten but adds an atmosphere this time of year that is welcome as we say goodbye. I have cut back the Agastache Blue Fortune because it was leaning so heavily, next year plant hoops. It was just about done with less bees visiting each day. The plantings in the alley are all xeric and watering is minimal.
Sedum Autumn Fire
Does not flop but is a lighter color than Autumn Joy
Blooms all summer into fall (a weaver)
It is probably fitting that I end with Ajuga Chocolate Chip since I didn't think I would ever see it again. It came back in very late spring and never flowered but it looks wonderful now. We will see if it chooses to grace us with its presence next year!