Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Lucky us.... we got snow already!!  Really???  This is way too early- good thing it melts as soon as it warms up.  This was our 2nd day of it and a bit more is coming.
I removed some of the plants from their pots but not all of them over the weekend.  I haven't emptied the pots of their dirt yet.  I figured I had plenty of time! 

 I stood at my back door and shot these pictures... I like the virgin snow on the pumpkins and plants - even if I am bummed to see snow so early!

 Aren't the hydrangeas all pretty laden with the snow...

Doesn't the bright orange look spectacular against 
the snow!  I'm sure they're doomed now.

Neighbor's house
Out my office window
I better hustle and get those pots emptied- I have a feeling we're in for a long winter!

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Autumn in full swing!

We went away for 6 days and came home to this!
The colors came on fast and the leaves dropped quickly!

I walked around the back and took a few pictures.

It's always pretty to look at but it also means a lot of work has to be done.

We haven't had a killing frost at our home yet.
I need to give up and empty the rest of my pots and put them away for the upcoming winter months.

Even the wax begonias are still hanging on

Perhaps if it's not raining tomorrow we'll have an outdoor fire going and get some of the pots emptied.

   The fountain is flooded with leaves and the water has turned brown.   Time to shut it down for the season too!

The violas have revived- they like cooler weather

These Black Eyed Susan's are still blooming
Gees what a mess!

The Sweet Autumn Clematis has been blooming.  

The hydrangeas are coming to their end

Time for hot chocolate and cozying up inside!

How are your gardens doing?  Are you ready to put everything away for the season too?  

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