Sunday, 18 October 2009

My Garden In Autumn

Photos copyright: Maggie May

This is my little garden in Autumn. Nothing much in flower except Sedum Spectabilis, Autumn Joy. And what a joy it is too, cheering up an otherwise drab scene. This has been a treasure and I'm so glad that I got it. The last of the butterflies and bees have come to visit. The Japanese Anemonies are nearly over. Nothing much else will flower now but but I have a few confused plants wondering what happened to the sudden lengthened summer that we had earlier. A carnation is still producing flowers and also lavender and ceanothus.
Now the weather is still sunny but quite cold, going from one extreme to another.
I think my little Japanese maple has expired but I will give it the benefit of the doubt until next Spring. It might have succumbed to all the building work earlier on or it might not have liked the unexpected month of sunshine that we have just had, when all it really wanted to do was to drop it's leaves and sleep.







29 comments:

Working Mum said...

I have that sedum, lovely colour. Our sunflowers have started producing new flowers - so confused!

Ayak said...

Lovely pics Maggie. It's nice to see some flowering plants in Autumn.

The Green Stone Woman said...

You have a nice garden, Maggie, and I bet it gives you lots of joy. I hope your maple tree is going to be alright. It would be a real shame if it died, but I would hope that you'd get a new one, because you can't beat it for Autumn color. Looking at your garden awakens the gardener in me. It is a very latent one, but it is still there. Maybe next year.

Valerie said...

Your garden is lovely, Maggie. And still colourful.

Nessa said...

Wow, it's still gorgeous. Mine looks like winter has attacked.

Come Get Your Sunshine

Mickle in NZ said...

Dear Maggie, your garden looks beautiful. The strong plants have thrived, and the others have just hung in there while destruction and building, then the two repeated all over again occured at the "kitchen end" of your home.

Sincerely hope the kitchen place is getting better, care, love and huggles, Mickle xxxx

RNSANE said...

I have no garden at all so yours is a joy for me...lovely photos.

lakeviewer said...

Your sedum is great looking, still vibrant. Smart of you to pave and keep weeds at bay.

Suburbia said...

That is such a pretty patch of garden. Remember when you tricked me into thinking your garden was huge?!!!

(Any more eggs recently??)

Akelamalu said...

I don't think the garden knows what season it is, we've got roses blooming!

Mimi said...

Maggie, your garden is lovely, not at all like you describe in your profile.
I picked some of that Sedum a few weeks ago on a walk, but didn't know what it was called- it looked lovely in a vase for about a week. Must plant some next spring, it's nice to get flowers in October.

SandyCarlson said...

I like your garden in autumn. The color of the sedum is subtle yet rich.

Rose said...

Your garden is lovely, Maggie May! It seems to have survived just fine from all the remodeling work. "Autumn Joy" is one of my favorites in the fall. I love the bright rosy pink of yours; mine has already turned to burgundy with the cold weather.

The Girl From Cherry Blossom Street said...

Don't you just love being in the garden? It's like a home away from home.
Beautiful flowers!

The Things We Carried said...

I think some of my flowers re also confused :}!

Jeni said...

You had summer there? WOW! I am truly impressed by that since we only had about a week of summer and that didn't show up here until mid-August! Glad to know someone got to enjoy some nice weather though. And also, that you still have some color in your garden too -that is awesome! It's been pretty grey with a bit of white, wet stuff the last couple of days here -and cold too, very cold for this early in October!

nonizamboni said...

Sweet dreams to your little maple. And isn't your sedum aptly named. They are the workhorses of the autumn beds over here too!

Bina said...

Just beautiful Maggie. And I love that blue pot over there on the left adding that splash of color. Very nice.

Hilary said...

I have some Autumn Joy in my garden too but it's not nearly as colourful as yours. Lovely shots of season's end.

Moannie said...

I still have flowering Geraniums and a few roses. But most of the colour is from the Virginia creeper which is splended this year.
Lovely garden Maggie.

Cheryl said...

Your garden is so beautiful Maggie. All those colors still managing to come through, with the green back drop. It really is tranquil and what I wouldn't give to come have a cup of tea in your very special garden. You really have a special touch with plants and flowers, you should be proud.
XXXXXX

Bonnie Bonsai said...

What interest me is the nomenclature of plant species that I often wonder where on earth the name came from. Pretty flower to cover the multitude of some unseasoned drabness. Lovely post Maggie May.

Sorry for missing out in your blog!

Sandi McBride said...

Your garden in fall is absolutely beautiful!
Sandi

jinksy said...

Jolly, pink pictures to look at on a grey morning like today, thanks.
I answer to your comment...Sorry, but I don't ever put ones on my blog; I decided at the start it would be a 'words only' area. :)

jinksy said...

Oops! In answer that was meant to be, not I answer...

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Maggie, it's beautiful. Not at all a drab scene. Autumn is such a colourful season I always think.

CJ xx

Lena said...

Even just a touch of colour makes the garden pleasant. I have sunflowers blooming right now. In Scotland!! Can you believe that!?

Casdok said...

What a beautiful little haven you have there.

cheshire wife said...

Your garden is looking quite colourful! No fallen leaves or have you swept them up?