Simply Balisha

Simply Balisha

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fall On Our Doorstep

I always hate to see this flower turn brown and fade away. It is a super flower in my garden. Very little care, a tidy plant, and one that can be dried and used in fall arrangements. I've heard of yarrow tea, but I'm not one to use unusual things out of the garden to I pretty much stick to the teas that are so plentiful now days. I can remember when Lipton or Salada were about the only brands on the store shelves.

These yarrow plants need to be divided every 3-5 yrs to keep them nice. They tend to die out in the middle if you don't. My clump has been there for quite a while, but I don't see any reason to divide it yet.

I used to make all kinds of fall arrangements and wreaths several years ago. This was one of the plants that I grew for that purpose. When I think of it now....I planted lots of things that could be dried and used for crafting. 

I love to see coneflowers and yarrow growing next to each other. They make a pretty bouquet.

I love the flowers of spring, but also the flowers of fall. I think that I appreciate them, because I know that winter is waiting in the wings and these flowers are the last that I will see for a time. Yarrow, coneflowers, black eyed susans, artemesia, Sedum Autumn Joy, and my favorite....anemones. These are all still blooming here at our house. 

Today, I'm still not feeling up to par, so I will take it easy like I did yesterday. There are purple hyacinth bean pods to be picked and tomatoes to bring in, chicken soup to thaw, and that might be it for today. I love that there are little tasks that can be done while my body takes a rest. Keeping things up in the house is what I try to do. I do a big job every week and just keep up from day to day......and save some little tasks for when I need to rest. 

The fall and winter clothes are in the glad that job is done. Joe asked, "How are you going to do this closet change when you get old?" I chuckled to myself and thought...I am many more years do I have to go to be old in his eyes? 



  1. Your yarrow is so pretty! Fall flowers have their own beauty.

    Hope you are soon feeling better.

    Love and hugs to you ~ FlowerLady

  2. Up early and from 6 to lunchtime
    hardly ever stop except for breakfast.
    Computer, washing, outside work, keeping garage
    and screen porch tidy, inside never stop in the morning.
    This cottage is small compared to other homes
    and a challenge to keep everything organized.
    I find at this especially since a not good health summer
    after 1:30 I am through and usually do desk work
    or read and then time for an early dinner and bed.
    On and off all morning usually calls from children :)