Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

A Walk Around the Yard on This Fall Afternoon

Very little is blooming in the perennial garden.  A lone clematis is a surprise on this fall day.  Most of the rest of the vine is entering dormancy.

The chrysanthemums are slow to bloom and even now are so tiny.

The Knock Out rose has had a good year and is lovely still against the stone wall.

Volunteer pansies have been tucked into the miniature garden pail and geraniums have a burst of final blooms.

I have nursed these annuals along all summer and now one has decided to finally bloom.

These pots will soon have to be moved into the vestibule for the winter.

Last year the sedum wintered over on the deck but then it was a mild winter.  It too needs to go to the vestibule.  The hanging asters add color.

Browns, yellows and reds are taking precedence in the trees.

Autumn joy has deepened it shade.

One or two stella d'oro have last minute blooms.

These trees will soon be golden and then bare.  Another autumn is upon us.


Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

Your yard looks so peaceful.

1st Man said...

So so beautiful...peaceful is a great word to use!

Marcia said...

THANK YOU BOTH! I appreciate your coming by.

eileeninmd said...

Your flowers and gardens are beautiful. What a lovely yard. Great photos!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! What a garden ~ Beautiful photos ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Janet said...

What a beautiful yard! You are a true gardener.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, I'm trying to catch up on blogs a little... What a huge job!!!!! BUT--I always enjoy yours. Our yard is similar to yours this time of year. We have a tiny bit of color--but not much yet. Our roses are still blooming and the reblooming Irises are blooming... (Love seeing Iris blooming in the Fall)... Our Autumn Joy Sedum is almost rust color now...

Hope you have had a good September. Our trip was AWESOME.


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