Things are looking a little ragged but still my garden is bloomin away.

  The Montauk Daisies are still really pretty and I have some zinnias that are holding fast. 

There are even a few roses and climatis blooms hanging on until the bitter end. 



  My nasturtium are still large mounds of leaves with many flowers and I was surprised to find a  random foxglove making a last hurrah before the killing frost. 


 I am so glad they are such survivors because everyday they are there to enjoy ~

is one less day of missing them until next spring.


~”Fall is not the end of the gardening year; it is the start of next year’s growing season.  The mulch you lay down
will protect your perennial plants during the winter and feed the soil as it decays, while the cleaned up flower
bed will give you a huge head start on either planting seeds or setting out small plants.”-   Thalassa Cruso



My garden is trying hard to keep the color alive after finally getting such badly needed rain. 

Flowers are blooming from plants I thought long gone so I am hesitant to clean up my garden just yet. 

 I like to get every bit of life out of those plants before succumbing to the reality that summer is quite over this year. 

 There hasn’t been a hard frost yet to do them all in so I will absorb every bit of enjoyment from all of them that I still can. 

It is a welcome sight to still see some lush color after such drought conditions where everything was parched and dry. 

        ~”Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and “~Carol Bishop Hipps

 Nothing new in my garden this week, just the typical fall flowers, like sedum and mums,

 but there’s plenty of fall colors like the nasturtium and marigolds with their bright orange color.

And speaking of color,

we took a drive and the Leaves seem to have turned over night into the blazing oranges, reds and yellows of autumn.

 There may not be many new blooms,

 but these  Leaves and their colors can certainly brightened anyone’s day. 


~”Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”  ~Albert Camus                         

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We are about at the end of the bloomin season here in upstate NY

although I still have plenty of  flowers still holding on. 

I am starting to clean up my gardens for winter, moving a few things around in anticipation of next spring. 

My morning glories and climatis are still looking beautiful as are the mums, nasturtiums and sedum. 

 There are some dahlias and zinnias left along with my mantauck daisies which are only just beginning to bloom now.   

 We finally got a little bit of rain and it is so needed.

The dry weather has caused some of my plants that might have still had a bit of life left to succumb to the drought conditions. 

 Cooler weather is coming later this week but it is October soon so I am not complaining. 

 The trees are changing quickly with a lot of color so it makes up for all the other plants closing down for winter time. 

It’s all good.



Fall is such a wonderful time of year!


“Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.”~  Elizabeth LawrenceOutdoor Wednesday button[5]                                                         



  Walking through my garden today,


there were plenty of smiling faces wanting their photo taken. 


 I was happy to oblige. 

 I hope your flowers are grinning at you today too.

~ “Then followed that beautiful season… Summer….
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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away today after yesterday’s soaking rain. web-0-112

 My plants seem to have given a sigh of relief now that they have had a good long drenching. web-0-058

  We could use even more rain but I keep hoping it doesn’t choose Saturday to give it to us.  I am throwing a baby shower brunch and rain is not invited. 

web-0-072 This cosmo is one of the  pom pom varieties. It is really pretty.  web-0-068

 These pansies as well as the dianthus continue to flourish. web-0-097

They are dependable as well as beautiful.   roses

I am happy to see my roses finally showing their pretty faces.  web-0-118

The red lupine continues to thrill me.  I did have two of them break in the heavy rain, one had a bud on it.  lupine

It makes me sad to lose even one of them but worse things could happen so I will count my blessings. web-0-033

I hope you are having a wonderful day.web-0-029

~”When gardeners garden, it is not just plants that grow,�
but the gardeners themselves”. ~Ken Druse

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