Friday, October 13, 2017

The colors of a fall garden


Fall has arrived here in Michigan, though you would not know it by the weather, we are still dealing with summer like tempatures


Fall is a favorite time of years, funny I used to hate fall.
Maybe it has something to do with age, maybe I'm just tired of summer. 
Maybe I'm just tired


I can remember a lady once asked me if I was glad it was fall "doesn't your work load ease up this time of year"
"Nope" I told her, it just changes


Fall planting does put you in a certain kind of gardening mood, your more relaxed
The colors of the fall garden , or in the color scheme of this garden are more relaxed too.

Take a look and enjoy the colors of the fall garden





















Friday, October 6, 2017

Chia people


And, again I have forgotten the artist name.
But enjoy these "Chia People" sculptures.

I apologize.





Saturday, September 23, 2017

A summer in containers



I find it kinda funny though it's really quite sad that this time of year is when annuals look their best.
Here we are at the end of summer, and thoughts of fall are in our minds.



Some gardeners  have given up on summer annuals all together and can't wait to end the season by replacing the summer failures with Mum's
Mums, the last splash of color for the garden


This is the time of year when I find myself looking back as well as forward. A time to admire my hard work during the summer, what worked, and what didn't.

When summer containers still look good in the fall you know you did something right.
That is if you have not gotten frost yet


When you cringe a little at the thought of replacing or tossing out a plant,
you did good.


Here's a look at a summer container garden that has brought me much joy, it will be sad to say goodbye.

Keep in mind this is a show garden, and should look it's best at all times. A fall planting is in the works.

So we move on, this we like