Just a Little Walk Around the Gardens

October 26, 2010

autumn

We’re in the bowels of autumn now. I tore myself away from the computer to go out and see how my gardens have been doing. I ignored them ALL spring and summer. Thank God gardens bounce back. I will attend to them in the spring.

My Secret Garden looks very forlorn.

DampLeafyArbor

Leaves collecting on the porch steps. I had every intention of painting the porch this summer, but the kitchen renovation got in the way. lol. I am glad we did the kitchen, though. It needed it. The porch can wait.

LeafySteps

My turtleheads are tired. Their bloom time was short this year. I hardly noticed.

TurtleheadTired

The Rose of Sharon pods. I love Rose of Sharon, but woo! can it spread. I did not pull out all the little saplings that shot up over the summer. Its gonna be fun yanking them out next spring. Looks like more are on the way, too. I like Rose of Sharon because the bushes grow thickly and shield the view of the neighbor’s buildings.

RoseofSharonPod

Overgrown Swiss Chard in the garden.

OvergrownChard

And poor, poor Livvy, stuck in the house while the leaves are having all the fun!

LivvyStuckinHouse

How does it look where you are?

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4 Responses to “Just a Little Walk Around the Gardens”

  1. Karen and Gerard Says:

    At least you HAVE a garden! Look at all those leaves!

  2. Marg Says:

    Your gardens do look a little sad but after all, you can’t do it all. And best of all we got a viewing of Livvy. She looks so happy. Next year, it will be garden year and that is one of my favorite things to do. Take care.

  3. Lin Says:

    I think it is lovely with all those colorful leaves blowing around!! This is my favorite time of year because you don’t have to mess with the yard—-finally! After a long summer of puttering out in the yard.