GARDEN’S SWAN SONG! UPDATED!

2013 CHRYSANTHEMUMS
2013 CHRYSANTHEMUMS

Note: Updated this post to include a couple more photos after receiving a comment request. Enjoy!

Each year, as September rolls around with all the flurry of shopping for school, returning to work, I take a pause to look at my garden.

It is, in fact, a brief stay to appreciate the last blooms, assess which flowers flourished and those that did otherwise.

For starters, I can enjoy these chrysanthemums, in my photo here. They are sporting fall shades, adding colour to the perennial garden.

Coreopsis plants were the most prolific bloomers in this garden this summer along with the lavender that is forming a border for the perennials. Red geraniums also added spots of colour amidst the traditional perennials.

On the down side, nasturtium flowers were scarce unlike previous years in the container garden on my deck.

Finally, I have decided to discontinue planting impatiens as it does not seem to fare so well here.

Wishing everyone an enjoyable September as gardens wind down. 🙂 

2013 SEPTEMBER PERENNIAL GARDEN
2013 SEPTEMBER PERENNIAL GARDEN
2013 Perennial Garden Mid-July
2013 Perennial Garden Mid-July
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Author: Patricia McGoldrick

Poet Writer Reviewer Environment, Nature, Agriculture, People, and History are favorite topics to write about. Upcycling materials into handmade books is a fun challenge!

11 thoughts on “GARDEN’S SWAN SONG! UPDATED!”

  1. Sorry to took me so long to get here to see these updated photos. SO BEAUTIFUL! (I’ve been crazy in baby clothes and items trying to get them ready for resale. Goodness–there are so many rules!) Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with us!

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    1. Thanks, Hannah.
      They do say “fall”, for sure!
      Just like to reiterate how much I enjoyed your poem and drawing. It is always great to explore other traditions and art forms, I think. So much to discover. This year, I chose a Zen-focused wall calendar for our kitchen. Each month features a picture/photo and a saying from Zen heritage. Have liked all but one, so far. Best with your visual art efforts!

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    2. Wow! Thank you, Patricia…you’re inspiring me to work more on this…even though what I do is by now means correct technically I do enjoy it and I usually feel good about the results. Your calendar sounds like a good one…I need to pick a new one…I think I’ve gotten the Our Daily Bread for the last four years…might be time for something different. 🙂

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  2. We must have like minds. I was about to blog essentially the same thing–September, school, garden’s fall, etc., Very well said. Only difference–impatiens. They love where I live. They flourish. I am originally from the South and had clay soil. I could not grow zinnias there; yet, I am surprised that they actually work fine here. I have finally accepted that things work differently in different places.

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    1. ‘Tis the season, I guess. Clay soil here too, not sure what happened with the impatiens.
      Zinnias are such a pretty flower, similar to cosmos, to me. This year cosmos have bloomed well, unlike the previous summer.
      I am beginning to think that gardens are full of surprises! Happy September, Jacki!

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