My Alpine Home

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Still Putting on a Show. . .

The perennials in my garden are slowly coming to an end, but my annual containers continue to put on a show.

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(old stove planted with Begonias, Impatiens, Fern, Sweet Potato Vine, and Wandering Jew)

This morning we awoke to frost on the lawn.  Made me realize how quickly these beauties will be gone.

I grabbed my camera this afternoon and headed out for one last photo shoot before it’s too late.

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(teapots with Impatiens, Coleus, and Wandering Jew)

The teapot on the lower rung is so full that you can’t even see the pot.

Don’t you love my little rusty truck?

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I ended up with mostly peach colored Begonias this year, but they have been gorgeous!

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(Bacopa, Geraniums, and Black Sweet Potato Vine in an old metal pot)

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(Baby Bathtub filled with lots of greenery)

I pinched back the Petunias and Lavender in this bathtub and the greenery literally took over.

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                                                        (Rudbeckia in an old fertilizer spreader)

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My little rose tree still has a few blooms hanging on.

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I’ve pulled a lot of the Lobelia out of planters because it was looking seedy.

But the Petunias and Geraniums were still pretty and I didn’t have the heart to pull them out yet.

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I have four large annual pots that are overflowing.

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(rusty metal plant stand)

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(urns of Snapdragons)

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The fairy garden in the wheelbarrow is so full that it’s hard to find a fairy.  Can you see the buried arbor?

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Oh look, there’s one!

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I have just a few pretty roses.

Oh how I am going to miss these show stoppers!

hugs,

Jann

I will be joining these fun parties:

Fishtail Cottage for her last Garden Party of the season

29 comments:

Kris said...

Oh Jann, your flowers are gorgeous!!!!!! What a fun post!!!!
XO Kris

Carmen Whitehead said...

Wow Jann! I love your garden! Wonderful use of unique containers. I pinned several pictures for inspiration!

Susie said...

Jann, It looks so pretty around your place. I love your flowers and all the lovely colors. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Stacey said...

Oh my goodness, it is still so pretty at your house. I still have lots of blooms on my roses and zinnias but most things are pooping out. It's probably from the drought as much as anything. It was a beautiful summer though. :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, they are hanging on for dear life!! What great containers...I want a rusty little truck!

Carol

Patricia Krank said...

You must have a green thumb Jann. Your yard is still looking fabulous. I usually get tired of taking care of things by this time of the year and it just kind of fades away. LOL! Thanks for sharing,
Patti

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

You are so lucky to have such beautiful flowers blooming. My garden was so pretty in March and April, but then it was down hill. With the drought everything was having a hard time. Lost some roses and a lot of my perennials. Plus my gardener divorced his wife and I ended up with her and she did a terrible job. I now have the husband and when he came and looked at my yard he just shook his head. He said give me some time and I will have it beautiful again. So I have lost all interest in the yard, plus it's just to darn hot outside. 102 today and hotter tomorrow.
The only thing good was I went Christmas decoration looking and WOW. Stop by my post and take a peak. I tried to link up but my computer is on the fritz and i need a new. So I could not link up with any parties.
Have a great weekend Jann and enjoy your lovely flowers.
Mary

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Wow, beautiful! So great that you were able to enjoy their beauty this long.....Have a great weekend.

Leslie said...

Gorgeous! I love that rusty little truck and the sink planter.. soo clever.
have a great Friday

Fran said...

Gosh, Jann, I would give anything to have my annuals still looking as lush as yours do! So beautiful, thanks for sharing! :) --Fran

Liz said...

You have the neatest containers for your flowers! So glad you shared all of the beauties with us. Its so sad to think in a few short months all of this green will nothing but a memory!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Jan - you just amaze me with your green thumb - you put life in all sorts of fun shabby chippy unexpected places!

living from glory to glory said...

Hello Jann, I really enjoyed seeing your flowers, it is like they saved their best for last! It is so sad to see summer flowers and fruits go by so fast!
But we can always look forward to the future will bring us a new thing!
You're a sweetie Jann. Thanks so much! Always Roxy

Consider It All Joy said...

You still have such lovely flowers in your garden and I LOVE each of the unique containers that you have used. I will be starting my garden this weekend as the weather has finally cooled off enough to go outside :) Blessings, Cindy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! Your annuals are definitely still flourishing - so pretty. Thanks for sharing. Can't say the same here - went out to take some pics today, but seems like everything is winding down for the Summer around here.

Lori E said...

I love the last hurrah that the flowers put on in the fall. You garden must have been beautiful all summer long.

priscilla said...

Beautiful Jann ! I hope the frost stays away for awhile !

Laura Lane said...

Oh Jann,
It's all so pretty!

Di said...

Oh Jann, everything looks wonderful. The colors this time of year are so pretty!

Chris K in Wisconsin said...

Everything looks beautiful! Have you ever tried to "winter-over" your geraniums, wandering Jew, and sw potato vines? They all do really well as long as you cut them back a bit before bringing them in. I have some that are over 5 years old now. Just a thought!!

June said...

You have the BEST containers planted!!! I adore the little rusty truck and all the unexpected things you have planted in. They all look so beautiful! I'm so glad you went out and took these photos to show us and to have for yourself when the long winter months come and you need a reminder of summer.
many hugs..

Cynthia said...

I can't believe how gorgeous your annuals look. They are still full and so strong yet.

Cindy

My thrift store addiction said...

Jann, Love all of your colorful annuals & your garden bike too! Blessings, Cecilia

Ivy and Elephants said...

Wow, what a gorgeous garden. I love the way everything is so prettily displayed, too. I've been wanting a baby bathtub for a while, love it!
Hugs,
Patti

Audrey said...

Oh WOW Jann, your flowers are so beautiful and love how you mix in the garden art. Frost already ... I know you will miss your beautiful flowers.
Blessings,
Audrey Z.

cynthia lee designs said...

Oh my...your flowers still look so pretty. Not here...my flowers are all done. It is going to be in the 50's here this weekend.
~Cindy

Fran. said...

Oh my gosh Jann I just wanna come over to your house sometime and play and have coffee and wander through your groovey flower bed and yard!! You rock!! and yes I just love that rusty lil truck a lot!! Isn't it amazing the beauty of Gods world? I also wanted to let you know I just listed my "PUMPKIN THYME" pumpkins in my shoppe this morning. Stop by for a look when you get thyme!! XOXO Love Fran. PS wouldn't a pajama party be a blast!!

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh my Jann how can you part with this beauty when you get those often heavy snows.
It all looks so amazing....love your rusty truck, you variety of planters all looks so cottage perfect.

See you soon ...
Have a wonderful weekend

Dore

Diane said...

I love your baby bathtub filled with greenery and all your colorful flowers. What a wonderful garden you have!