Saturday, October 29, 2011

Frost Has Finally Hit!

We've had a beautiful long fall season with great temperatures!
 A hazy sky...The sand dunes in the distance with
Lake Michigan barely showing at the top and
Crystal Lake showing in the foreground.

I have to prepare for winter now.  Time to
empty all the planters and get them stored
in the garage.  
I hate to see the season end.
All the lawn furniture will be tucked away 
in storage because we get so much snow. 

I am late on trimming back plants, but it's
been a nice long autumn and I chose
to enjoy it!
My hydrangeas were still blooming
and so was my grandiflora rose.  
It's all going to change rapidly now since
 we finally got our first frost.
Last weekend I planted 80 tulips bulbs, and
three lilac bushes.  We also planted 3 more
maple trees along our property lot line.
They seem small now but someday
we will thank ourselves for doing it!
A few weeks back I captured this scene on our driveway under the ash tree.
It always has beautiful golden yellow leaves- I just wish it would last longer!
In a few days it was all done!

I hope you have been enjoying your Autumn
and your gardens are ready for winter's nap!
I'm looking forward to seeing
my new tulips next spring and smelling the lilacs!




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Friday, October 7, 2011

Fall is here

I know everyone is talking about fall and so am I!  
We're getting more and more color every day and it smells so good outside!
This a shot I took standing under a large Ash tree. 
This week I added pumpkins, gourds
and scarecrows to the yard....

 I got a kick out of this metal pumpkin with his 
dangling teeth!
I planted some mums and love their
rust color!
Even these vines growing up the trees are a 
pretty color!  This stand of woods is
on our south side bordering our property
I love the smell of the woods in autumn
The fountain area is winding down. We
had to turn off the fountain because
the leaves kept plugging it up.

To my surprise I am still getting
more roses!  I'm very happy with
this Queen Elizabeth rose- it's
been producing beautiful flowers all
summer!
My morning glories finally bloomed some
beautiful blue flowers!
We planted a Northwood Maple tree this week.
We have a side yard by the driveway that we
are creating a blind for our property.  There
was a fire department building built last year
that I am still pouting about.  Believe me I
appreciate what they do for us, but locating
it here was a real blow.  Now I live with
daily sirens going off with the Ambulance
and Fire Trucks.  
I hope your enjoying fall and getting
ready for Halloween!
 I'm getting ready!
I'm joining Rose Vignettes
Fresh Cut-Friday

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