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I walked around the yard and took a few snapshots of plants and scenery.
We've had so much rain lately I haven't had to water anything. These begonia's have shot out and have become quite huge. There were several other plants in the pot but they've all died back.
Nearby is my first fairy garden that is showing signs of fall
I've begun some emptying of pots preparing for the inevitable.
This one was full to the bottom with roots!
The hostas are dying back and so far the impatiens are still hanging in there!
The hosta hill is loosing color and it won't be long before this is all yellow
I didn't have the heart to pull this beautiful cordyline plant. I wish I had room in the house to keep some of these plants going through the winter.
The sedums are still blooming and as you can see the leaves are falling already too.
I will be cutting these back for the winter- they've gone wild!
Still putting off new blooms
The woods are starting to shift color
This is my sad looking Pinky Winky. I guess I'm spoiled with the Limelights and Endless Summer Hydrangeas- this looks so sparse.
I don't know if the flowers will open finish opening up before the first frost hits. I really think I should move it and make sure the soil is loaded with good organic matter.
We've had so much rain this fungi popped up near the front island bed
The Black Eyed Susan's are all but done. I've gotten lazy and haven't cut back some of the plants yet. Well, we have had an awful lot of rain- it's raining again as I type this!
Saying goodbye to my old Magnolia
She's been sick all summer and I blamed it on the bad winter but we discovered why.
She's got a bad case of Heart Rot- a fungus disease. We had trimmed off some lower branches to make lawn mowing easier several years ago. I think we may have set up the poor tree for this fungi attack. If I ever get another one I won't repeat that mistake!
Dan weed whipped a ring around the base so he can cut it as close to the ground as possible. You can see the black rotting that is going on.
She was pretty badly diseased
Dan cut it down in sections
I think she may have been with us for 15 years
More signs of the disease
She was a beauty and I loved the smell of the flowers!
Fall is creeping in!