Last time I wrote I was waiting for Spring! Well, Spring arrived at long last and quickly turned into the hottest, wettest, most humid summer I can ever remember. By the end of July I was tired of the heat and started wishing for Fall. But like Spring, Fall (or Autumn as it is called in most of the English speaking world) was noticeably late this year. Summer stretched into September…and beyond!
But time passes and as we turned our calendars to October there was a change. Cooler air at last! It was still a bit wet, but so refreshing! The trees have at last begun to put on their Fall colors….though they are still a bit yellow. I am hoping the reds and oranges will appear as the the nights grow colder. We have still not had a frost.
But the pumpkins and mums are out! My favorite thing! It was the beauty of pumpkins and mums in the Fall that first inspired me to start this blog….so many years ago. Of course I have been busy with Fall decorations.
The window boxes got their usual pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn.
Cluckingham Palace was also decorated.
The vinca from the summer is still happy so I left it. The green is nice with the colors of Fall.
Mums by the bench are stunning.
But there is much of summer still in the gardens. The Nasturtiums continue to bloom brightly in the gardens..
…and in the greenhouse.
The zinnias and marigolds are still happy as well.
The sedum is having its moment.
Striking beside the white birdbath.
And of course the ever faithful alyssum..
…continues to brighten its corner of the garden.
There are even a few snapdragons and salvia left.
And much to my delight..
…..the roses, a new addition this year, have almost reached the top of the arch.
As you can see, while Fall has arrived, the gardens are far from done!
A frost is expected later in the week, so things will change soon. But for now there is much to enjoy!
I have more to show you….I have been busy in Cluckingham Palace as well as in the house, and I have some sad news to share, but it will have to wait as this blog grows too long!
I hope you are all having a wonderful Fall!