Cool autumn refers to the temperature, but, also, how terrific it is. Isn’t it astounding how many benefits come from rain?
Rain provides plants under a porch cover with moisture in the air. This African Blue Basil (Ocimum kilimandscharicum x basilicum ‘Dark Opal’) was small this spring. The ends of branches have been snipped off to use to flavor dishes several times.
This basil does not seed, so cuttings must be taken to root for new plants.
Behind the basil is Autumn Joy Sedum, with flower clusters forming. Beside that is Asparagus Fern, then a pot of Kalanche.
Autumn Joy Sedum is now in full bloom. It only blooms in the fall, but the large succulent leaves makes it a worthwhile plant the whole year. Plus, it does not need winter protection if it is nestled close to a dwelling or in some other protected spot.
“Pride is a steamroller. It’ll clear the path for a while, but sooner or later it’ll shift into reverse, and then…look out.” The Sea Glass Sisters by Lisa Wingate