I was able to get out one more day before October came to an end to do some yardening.
The marigolds were removed from the south bedroom window bed.
It was then raked out for the winter.
I did not rake out all the leaves now I will do a more thorough job in the spring.
I now moved over to the west bedroom window bed.
I was getting ready to pull the few marigold plants in the corner when I spied this little bloomer.
He is a cute little Johnny- jump-up.
He had a green friend you can see in the back ground. So I took a photo of him too.
Here they are together in same photo.
This is the west bed after all marigolds had been removed.
I did not rake out the leaves. I left them to provide mulch for the Johnny-jump-ups and the alyssum.
I feared if I removed it the little guys would all just die from the chilly nights.
As of November 6th they are all still green and blooming.
A nice close up of the alyssum with a photo bombing box elder bug.