Autumn Times

It has been a busy six weeks wrapping up summer in the garden – getting fall and winter vegetables going, as well as redoing some perennial beds. We’ve had a tiny bit ¬†of rain and way too many warm sunny days. Everyday we scan the weather reports hoping for a bit of rain in the future. The signs of drought are everywhere and it has been a long summer of hauling dishwater from the kitchen to help keep the garden going.
The autumn light is low and it makes every afternoon in the garden especially beautiful. Here are a few shots from the season and I hope you can take a few moments to go out and enjoy this gorgeous time of year.

Salvia guaranitica 'Black & Blue'

This Salvia guarantica is one of my favorites. It has taken its own sweet time blooming this year. Finally, this first week of November, the reluctant buds opened.

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A last bit of the roses, viburnum color, hydrangea and big juicy rose hips. Check out the cucumber beetle cruising across the rose. They tend to be destructive but we manage to coexist.

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With these very warm late autumn days a few of the roses keep sending out random blooms.

Persimmon tree all picked

The persimmons were a good month earlier then in past years. We had a sizable harvest but still it’s strange to see the tree with so many leaves and the fruit all gone.

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3 Responses to Autumn Times

  1. Anonymous says:

    I also love this time of year. Thank you for sharing your photos.
    Oh, how I would love to have one of your home-grown bouquets right now!
    Enjoy the season….and keep on posting.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thank-you for sharing your pictures, I always love seeing a Beegarden e-mail waiting to be opened!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I love to see the Beegarden emails as well. It’s been too long! But then, this season, of all seasons, is to be savored each and every moment, so fleeting it is– no wonder you are not inside at the computer, which is antithetical to being in the garden.