Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall has arrived! Fertilizer Friday Sept 21

I will remember the summer of 2012 as weird and wonderful.
There was no rain to speak of for the months of May, June, and July.
The gardens were struggling, but managed to look colorful despite the heat. 
August came and so did some rain. 
Then came September, more rain and cooler temperatures.
The gardens were revived!
Now fall is here and I know that garden time is almost over for another year.
I'm going to enjoy every last bloom while I can!
The last 'pinks' of summer...
The 'Sunrise Serenade' blooms are finally taking on the form they should
This is the first 'Muskoka Moonlight' bloom this year
The 'Marmalade Skies' rose has had a tough season and for a while I thought I had lost it.
It is barely a foot tall now, but covered in blooms!

Dianthus 'Raspberry Parfait'
The front planter is full of blooms again too
 The summer pinks are making way for the colors of Autumn - yellow, orange, red and purple.
A bright orange Zinnia
A lonely cluster of yellow Coreopsis
A last minute effort of a lost Echinacea
The volunteer pumkins are almost ready for harvest
Don't you love how the Asters close up when the sun is gone?
Nothing says autumn like Hardy Mums!
Linking in to Fertilizer Friday with Tootsie!
Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. The gardens sure did perk up after the September rain. It seems the grass hasn't stopped growing since the rain. You still have lots of lovely blooms.