Friday, October 3, 2008

Fall Colors

I've been so busy I haven't had time to update this blog in ages. Well, it just hasn't reached the top of my list of priorities. I've been knitting, rosemaling, traveling, and all the other stuff I do when I'm home. But today I went out and snapped some photos of the fall colors in my yard.

shrubs99-steps-fall I love how these shrubs turn red in the fall, so here are a few colorful photos I thought I'd share. I pass these shrubs every day on the way in and out of the house, so I do get to see them every day and appreciate them.

 

pot-patio-fall Here is the pot I planted with painted daisies and petunias in the spring. They have done well all summer. We've had sufficient rain this summer, so I have only had to water these a few times.

 

heu3-left-fallAnd here is the corner just below the steps, where I have 3 different Heuchera planted at the base of this shrub. The shrub is Viburnum Alfredo. I think that's the right name. It turns red every year in the fall and has red berries.

bk3-shrubs-fall  In the summer it has white flowers, which are also pretty. These shrubs have done very well for me. It's funny to see the pictures I took of them the year I planted them, 2002. They were so tiny!

4 comments:

Kat said...

Ceci...your garden looks fabulous!
I love all the colors in your foliage. Lots of textures too. Perfectly planned out. My garden has been severly neglected this year. The kitchen ate our summer!!
Thank you for visiting my blog. I added you to my blog list so I remember to check up on you!

C├ęcile said...

Thanks so much, Kat, I know what you mean about projects taking over. some parts of my garden are old enough and doing well enough that I don't have to work on them now. That's true of these shrubs and heuchera. Wish I could get the whole garden like that, but I guess that's not really very realistic.

Mary Ruth said...

I love your garden! Very nice and colorful! Funny how projects do eat up time, BUT I wouldn't have it any other way!

Soov said...

Ceci, I adore the colors you have going on. Just so pretty. I'm a huge fan of the mix you have used.

Glad to hear you've been knitting. I've decided to make some knitting markers for my shop so I hope you'll check them out next week.

Your avatar reminds me...I must take a photo of my doll you found on Ebay. She's so detailed but needs some new clothes. How would you feel about a commission? I don't think I'd have the patience to sew anything that tiny!