Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fall Color

Bet you thought you were going to see some photos of beautiful fall foliage...sorry, our leaves have not begun to turn yet,  but that doesn't mean we don't have fall color, there is plenty. Fall is the time of year I plant pansies, they will continue to bloom through the winter here. Pansies are one of my favorite flowers...but to be honest, I haven't met a flower that I didn't like. That's our little dog at the door, his name is Angus

The marigolds are looking better than they have all summer, many of these had reseeded from last year,
                                                  I just love it when that happens....free flowers

The zinnia's are also doing better in the cooler weather....(my definition of cooler weather would be daytime temperatures in the 70's and 80's.) I have been abe to bring in several little mini bouquets the last couple of weeks that have added a bright spot to our kitchen

Then there are the mums...the flower I always think of when I think of fall. I have a few that survived from last year,  despite my neglect, but also picked up a few....these were quite the bargain...I always check out the distressed plant rack at the big box store...I have rescued more than my fair share. I enjoy the challenge of trying to nurse them back to life.

With outside employment gone I have been able to spend more time in my garden, I have enjoyed that and look forward to planting a fall garden soon. So how are things going now that I am home full time...much to my surprise, it has been an adjustment and I am still adjusting...but it's all good


NanaNor's said...

Hi Maryann, Love your beautiful flowers; at this time of year I love mums and yours are so pretty. I know you'll settle into being at home quickly, after all your garden is calling!
Hugs, Noreen

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

You can come here and "nurse" my flowers, LOL...yours are just beautiful and like you the fall temps haven't come yet here

Enjoy your new journey....enjoy!!

no spring chicken said...

Your efforts are fabulous. My poor yard in fall looks like it's just.. done. I'm not sure that I'll find the energy to give it an autumnal face-lift. Maybe just a potted Mum and a couple of pumpkins. Maybe I can handle that..

Blessings, Debbie

mare ball said...

Love the marigolds...I think they are the most beautiful flowers!