Tuesday, November 3, 2015

finally a little Autumn in the garden...but first...

Yes, it is finally really fall here.
In fact, today it snowed a little bit just to let us know it could.
The warm weather stayed on forever and some days in October we even used
our air conditioner because it got so warm in the house.

Not today!
I have the wood stove burning and outside there is a skiff of snow on the grass
and on the trees and shrubs because most still have their leaves.

I did get a few photos of the fall colors in the garden the other day and
I will share some later in this post.

but first---
I wanted to share more photos of the late garden roses on our front porch,
as I did a little staging on the old garden table and in the swing.
I took these in late September or early October.

I really like the color of the architectural piece from an old column
with the Morden Blush and one of my late blooming garden phlox.
I wish I could have seen the house that this piece came from because
the color seems so unlikely for a house.I guess it could be from a place of business
or something else entirely.
 It has to be original because it has flaked
off in many places and there isn't any paint beneath it.

 The Morden Blush rose in the fall is much prettier than summer and keeps it's color longer
than in hot weather. I love this rose ! ! ! 

 now for the early autumn colors here

Don't you just wish you could bottle this Autumn light 
so you could enjoy it anytime you want ? ? ? 

 Nothing as beautiful as the slant of light that fall brings with it.

The hydrangeas have turned for another year and after the snow today, 
they will be done for, but I will remember how pretty they were. 


the roses are covered in hips this year

I really do need to get serious and get the leaves raked before the 
snow comes and means it.
I'm pretty sure it's only teasing us today, so I think I have time
to still get out there. 
When the trees decide it's time to let loose of the leaves, 
I'll be a busy girl.

Some of you may know that Idaho (especially the area in which I live) 
has been in a serious drought and we will take all 
the moisture we can get, 
even if it means I don't get all my fall chores done  : ))

I hope wherever you live in the world, that you are loving 
the season you are in and because I feel so grateful
to live in a place where we do have four distinct seasons, I have 
worked hard to overcome my dislike for winter. 

I think I'm doing pretty good at embracing it.
It may never be my favorite, 
but I will embrace!

Friday, October 9, 2015

the garden's last hurrah

It may be some of the garden's last blooms, but certainly not it's last hurrah.
The garden is just starting to turn it's fall colors, so I
thought I had better post these photos I took in the garden about two weeks ago.
For the most part, the roses are done and the phlox have finished, and
the only thing left blooming are the hydrangeas.
I guess there are a few lavender out blooming, but with everything turning
their beautiful fall colors, I seem to look past the blooms to the loveliness
of the leaves on the shrubs and the ones covering the grass.
I did however, want to post these photos of my banged up rusty bucket
of blooms.

I also will be posting more roses on the porch that I took the day after
these were taken, but it will have to be the next post, because
this one is already packed with photos.

When I was done with the blooms in the house,
I took them out to the perfect drying rack in the garden.
We have had perfect days for drying flowers outside and this orchard ladder
sits under the birch trees and keeps the blooms from fading in the sun.

I love the House Hybrids scabiosa that are blooming
sporadically in the beds still.
one of my favorite plants to have in the beds

one of the varieties of phlox that bloom late

Thank you all for your visits and the wonderful comments you leave.
I love sharing the 'garden goodness' with you all.

~~~sending hugs~~~

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A change is coming...

You can feel it in the air.
Beautiful Autumn is on it's way bringing with it the last flush of roses.

Along with the roses come the late blooming phlox that I love so much.

The hydrangeas are all over the garden and look so pretty in white 
with all the green around them.
Soon they will turn to their autumn hue, which is lovely too, but I really 
love them in the stage they are in right now.

Fall roses are the best!


One couldn't ask for deeper richer color that comes with the cooler weather.

Sending you all roses today along with the hugs!