|My delphiniums have re-bloomed for the first time this year, and although this secondary flush is shorter in height than the June flowers, that means they are easier to stake than the earlier ones (nice for the lazy gardener!).|
|This combination of aster, mum and annuals at the corner of the border around our house addition is a study in bold colors, with orange, purples, blues and dark reddish-pink. I think I like these colors together.|
|These low purple asters edging my Front Border are |
a lovely mix of light and darker shades.
|The cosmos and zinnias are still a riot in the North Border. I want this show to go on forever.|
|These perennial sunflowers, helianthus 'Lemon Queen,' are just right for the sunny south side of our garage.|
This is just three plants -- they like to fill in (and up).
|A pretty pink 'Clara Curtis' mum in the North Border.|
|Dahlias and zinnias in the Cutting Garden. These pink dahlias might be the nicest I've ever grown. |
I will definitely try to save these over the winter.
|I switched out my pansies for yellow mums, marking the change from |
summer to autumn. Window boxes are always so cheery, don't you think?
I'm so glad we (might) have at least another month or so to enjoy these late flowers. I still have mums that haven't quite bloomed yet, so I'll have even more to look forward to, and I'll try to post photos of them when they are at their peak autumn glory (there's a particularly impressive orange one that I refer to as being "hu-mum-gous" that never fails to knock me out with its size and color).
I'm just starting classes for my county's Master Gardener program, so I'll be busy this fall, but I hope to learn a lot of interesting things that will not only help me make my own gardens more beautiful, but also allow me to get involved in helping others make their own gardens more beautiful and productive. I'll try to occasionally post about what I'm learning as I go through the program. Wish me luck!
To a late and warm winter -- and thanks for reading! -Beth