Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Autumn Garden

Cooler weather, welcome rains and shorter days; my gardens are changing with the seasons. I was gifted with this little garden pixie from my Mom several years ago and she keeps a steady watch over all things growing in her realm.

Every year I am truly surprised at the early emergence of daffodil sprouts. A Midwesterner for most of my life, I don't expect them to show until spring. I keep an eye open for a lucky 4-leaf clover!

Here grows a pretty little unidentified bush that is bearing tiny, tight blossoms. Finally, this year we have protected it from the ravishing lips of hungry deer.


Geranuims, I love red the best. Lavender and pink from last year are blooming also; I need to dead-head today.

Fern and Mums. The fern is thriving in this cooler, moist weather.

This fella became a resident in June, a birthday gift. I unwrapped the package he was housed in, removed him, and wondered if a mistake was made.... 'umm, he is adorable, how cool to get an Elf in the summer.....' Okay then, he is not a Christmas Elf, he is a Garden Gnome, but I think he secretly heads North in the winter.


di :) said...

i would mistake your garden gnome for a christmas elf too, he is dressed in red and green :)
miss ya

Karen Deborah said...

Isn't it great how gardens mature and become prettier every year?

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

you have daffodil's coming up? Amazing. I have cut my geraniums--my favorites--back and toted them, well Phil did. to the basement. This is the first year I've left them in the pots. Usually I just pull them and put them in brown paper bags. Yours are a beautiful color!

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