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Friday, October 10, 2008

Dregs of Summer, Part 1 of 3


Northern Shade said...

You have little jewels tucked here and there in the garden still. The last photo of the rocky ledge with pockets of green looks very peaceful.

Barbee' said...

Northern Shade (Canada): Yes, I have 40, but I knew that was too many to put on one post because it would load slowly. I broke it up into 3 parts. I like the one of the aster with pollen on the petals. I may be the only one to notice the pollen. The last one, the one you mentioned, is the area called The Terrace. I did a post about creating it and the Rockery just below it. The text is a bit detailed, but some people might enjoy seeing the photos. Thank you for visiting. Terrace + Rockery

JGH said...

Not bad, Barbee! One person's dregs are another's bounty, I guess :-)

Glad to hear you got some rain - yay for Glitter! We're drying out up here. Fall seems to have retreated and sun is shining away.

Shibaguyz said...

Don't you just love fall! All the summer plants going away for a rest so they can come back just as robust next year. That's exactly what your pictures remind me of. On last hurrah from the summer voices as they go for a nice rest... then, next summer they are back like a bunch of party goers to a feast! WOOHOO!!

Barbee' said...

JGH (New York, U.S.A.): Seems your autumn is lingering. I bet it is beautiful up there. We visited our son in the Albany area a few years ago during October and we three took a motoring vacation to several of the surrounding states and into Canada for tea at Niagara on the Lake. It was a beautiful, beautiful trip everywhere we went.

Shibaguyz (Washington, U.S.A.): Yes, the cast of characters in the garden is making its final curtain call... then, goodnight until spring.

Steve said...

Well, it doesn't look THAT dry. I think you've been using your hose some. The fact is, those little stragglers and remnants look pretty terrific, Barbie. It;s nice seeing you get some precip, however, when all is said and done. The entire Southeastern US has had some rough drought years.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Your fading fall flowers put my crispy fried end of texas summer showing to shame.

spookydragonfly said...

Just popped in to say hello, Barbee, hope this finds you well! I just love all the variations of the asters blooming this time of the year in my woods. I do see the pollen...great shot.

Barbee' said...

Steve (Oregon, U.S.A.): Yes, we did do some watering, but not as much as some years. I should have turned the hose on myself, then I could have stood the heat better and stayed out there watering more. Yes, this year that ole high system just sat on top of us for what seemed like forever! while all around us people were flooded.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom (Texas, U.S.A.): Sorry your garden has been grilled. You probably had a longer run of really high temps than we did. If you notice all these are old species that are fairly tough.

spookydragonfly (Ohio, U.S.A.): I know what you mean. Some years we have taken a drive down to the river (Kentucky River) which is about 25 miles away by the route that we take. During some sections of the drive it is rather rugged and there are various kinds of asters growing among the rocks and trees. I love seeing them. I have only one wild one here in the garden, it is low growing with tiny white flowers, looks much like Daisy Fleabane. The New England Asters were introduced to the flower beds years ago.

Esther Montgomery said...

Autumn really is my favourite time of year - and I'm intrigued and drawn by your new header, just as I was by your spring-time one.

My garden has got in a muddle. Plants which bloomed in the spring (rose, clematis) and early summer (broom) are producing funny little late flowers.

I appreciate that you've included clover in your photos. It is a charming plant that is often overlooked.


Barbee' said...

esther montgomery (England): I am glad you are enjoying the new header. I love autumn, too, actually, I think it is change I like. I like going from one season to another. I must be a restless spirit. I think you are getting dregs of spring, as-well-as, summer. Poor little loves, they are at the mercy of climate. I saw an ornamental fruit tree blooming away recently. I've always been partial to red clover... it is so sweet. This one just came up and surprised me. I'm considering moving it from that bed and putting it into the meadow. Hope the rabbits don't find it, wherever it is. Someone wrote that as a child she used to pull out the tiny pink petals and ate them because they are sweet. I tried that on this one... and it was.