My Alpine Home

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Winding Down. . .

This evening as I stepped out into the garden I couldn’t help but notice how things were starting to wind down.

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With all of the moisture that we have received this week and the cooler temps there was an obvious change.

Summer perennials have now been replaced with Asters, Marigolds, and mums.

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Yup, things are winding down. . .

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Planters that got leggy and were cut back in the hot summer are putting on a second show.

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Mints were cut back to stop them from seeding and spreading.

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Iris have been trimmed.

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Yup, winding down. . .

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Many plants are thriving with the cooler temps.

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Yup, winding down. . .

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The Cannas and my Limelight Hydrangea tree are at their peak!

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Soon blossoms will be harvested to dry.

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yup, winding down. . .

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Pumpkins peek out from hidden vines waiting to be plucked.

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Some show signs of the seasons change.

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Beds of color are now mostly green.  The heavy rains have caused the Black Eyed Susans to topple.

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The last of the roses bid me farewell.

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Yup, winding down. . .

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And now is when we reap what we’ve sown.

A bucket of tomatoes that will be made into salsa for the coming winter.

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How about you, is your garden winding down or just beginning?

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hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with these fun parties:

Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Garden Party

Rose Chintz Cottage for Home

Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday

23 comments:

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Oh, I love seeing your garden photos! (and clocks, too!) I don't have a garden here, but there is definitely that "feeling" in the air. Little bits of gold and red appearing in the trees, gloriously cool breezes...sigh.

Angela Ryder said...

I love how you incorporated your clocks with your garden!!! It all still looks wonderful! ~~Angela

hong kong property said...

such beautiful flowers :)

Stacey said...

Some of ours is beginning to wind down too. I pulled out spent petunias yesterday. A lot of our plants still have beautiful blooms if you look "with a squint". That's what I call it when you shouldn't look too closely. :)

I have Autumn Joy Sedum and it is just beautiful! Going soon to get mums to add in.

Your flowers are so pretty and you are right...it's winding down.

cynthia lee designs said...

It's been so hot here that my flowers don't look good anymore. Heard that it is going to be cooler here starting tomorrow. You lucky girl...your flowers are still beautiful!!
hugs,
Cindy

Kris said...

Hi Jann. Your flowers and plants all look amazingly fresh still for this late in the summer. Mine are parched and gasping for water!
Been gone a while. Trying to catch up!
xo Kris

priscilla said...

Your gardens look fabulous! Love your hydrangea .. I have bought 2 but they are still in the pots.. I can't decide where to plant them !

Di said...

Such a pretty garden. I love the cooler temps but I do miss the flowers.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I think you yard still looks beautiful. My mums are getting ready to pop open and this morning it is cooler..no more 90 degree weather I hope!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Your flowers and clocks are beautiful even though they may be "winding down". It was fun seeing the pictures of the pumpkin peeking out from its hiding place.
Great photographs!

Rose L said...

Love the clocks and the tub planter. he garden still looks lovely!

Leann said...

I was just thinking the same thing about how all the blooming colors are now all green. I'm ready for the change!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Wow, you have a wonderful garden! and some pretty cool clocks, too!

Lois' Laughlines said...

What a lovely garden. My garden is looking pretty sad lately, the heat has taken it's toll on it. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.
Blessings

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden. I love those orange pumpkins peeking out from the vines. Also, thank you for always leaving such lovely comments at the Blue Willow House. I truly do appreciate it.

Junkchiccottage said...

Jann,
Your garden pictures are so pretty. I am going to start to weed out my garden of summer tomorrow and start with some fall decor. My garden flowers from summer are still hanging in there so I will mix them with fall. Loved seeing all your pictures.
Kris

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Hi, I am your newest follower. I read your post and loved it. Your flowers are beautiful. Stop by mine and see some of my gardens.
Have a great weekend.
Mary

The Refeathered Roost said...

Your plants and flowers are gorgeous, Jann! If that's what winding down looks like, I wish someone would wind me down!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your garden is really pretty! I love all the interesting planters you use for your annuals. :-)

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Such gorgeous planters! You sure have a green thumb to grow such beauties. Your garden is so lovely.
And that darling little tub or sink on you deck is incredible. I fell in love with it immediately!! But soon the leaves will be a quick color show and that fades into white, snow that is. Sorry I just had to mention the that s word.

Blessings, Edie Marie

We're following you now to keep up with what your doing!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sorry, I'm so late visiting, Jann. I have been away at a family reunion and just returned home late yesterday. Trying to get caught up now.
Your plants are lovely and oh, your tomatoes look so good! Love the hydrangeas too. Thanks for sharing at my HOME.

Blessings,
Sandi

living from glory to glory said...

Dear Jann, I just loved this post!!
It made me so happy deep down inside. Your home and gardens just speak love and cozy!
Your precious!
Blessings Always!
Roxy

Susan Clayton said...

So many times a post of yours will mirror something I have been thinking about, or feeling. You have such a gift for putting into words and pictures things with which your readership can identify. It is very nice to get up early on a cold morning and read something that warms your heart and makes you feel a sense of kinship with so many wonderful people. Have a Blessed week!