I'm a messy gardener. Don't let the lovely macros I sometimes deliver to my photo blog fool you. Over-all, my garden is low-budget, low-maintenance and there are times when I talk to the weeds. :-)

A journal of our humble New England garden. Dedicated to W.P., with love.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Lots of Signs of Autumn

Although there are signs of summer left, Autumn is definately showing signs of occupancy. In fact taking over the few remnants of summer color that remain.

The Rhotodendron is changing its color

One tree's color  changed a lot, the other's only a little so far.
Nice profile of the bat house, to which no bats have bee attracted. Well, actually one bat has expressed an interest but her inquiry was unpleasant but then again she must be forgiven, for she is a very old bat, indeed.   ;-)

I got the acorns but I forgot to photograph the oak tree.

We have one maple in our yard that every year seems to think it's mide October, instead of late September. Most of its leaves have fallen off and crumpled up into brittle curls. 

Late Bloomers in the Pagan Sphinx Garden

Delphinium's Last Hurra

Delphinium seed pods
There a million of them. I've scattered them here and there to see if they'll take.

The daisies have long since said goodbye


Morning Glory
WP planted the seeds late.

One last rose.

Back to Morning Glory and the herb garden


And the foxglove is not quite ready to give up on summer, either.


Sunday, September 20, 2009

September in the Garden

A weed or a wild friend? I love the flaming color.

The Bat House

The Cherub in the Garden
This birdbath dates back to when WP was a little boy. His father bought it, he's guessing, in 1956 or 57.

Reminiscing on the August Garden


The Delphinium left so many seed pods, I don't know how I am ever going to keep them all. I will be giving them away as gifts. Hopefully they will do well for their recipients.

The blues and purples of this hydrangea in our front yard, take my breath away. I think it's one of the loveliest hydrangea I've ever seen anywhere. Probably my most prized flower. According to WP, t's been here for decades but has only really done this well in recent years.

These little blooms are really amazing! They're so luminescent; almost flourescent. I bought a couple of little plants at our local farmer's market and put them in clay pots, where they did (and continue to do)  well all summer long. I don't recall the name.

The daisies are actually taking over!
I'm going to have to dig some of them up and transplant them.
I do love them, though!

bug marks everywhere on these (they look like small dahlias, I'm not sure) flowers I planted in one of the barrell planters.

Reminiscing on July's Garden

The little victory roses also seem to like it in the back garden, despite the sandy soil. Must be all the southern sunshine. I have several of these now, as SG2 gave me four for Mother's Day.

 I can never remember the real name for these lilies. I call them tiger lilies.


Reminiscing on June's Flowers

I think it was the best month in both my front and back gardens

The Peonies, planted last year, seem to like it in the backyard. We just never know about that sandy soil. Must be the South Western sun.

 Foxglove is new to the front garden and it is just one plant but it kept blooming for weeks




 The Oriental Lillies didn't fare very well. You can see where the beatles started their invasion. It got worse and worse and they had to be pulled out. Unless anyone has a better solution. It was really a drag to lose these lovely, sturdy blooms to the dang beatles!