Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Still Got Some Dancin' to Do Here!

Looking Up From My Gardens

Almost Autumn   

Slipping into shades of orange and red and gold,
the mountain stands guard above our garden.
 Change is in the air... can you see it?

Passing our gardens as they journey southward,
 a cacophony of honking Geese fly overhead.
Change is in the air... can you hear it?

Awaking to the crisp and cool of morning
a welcome caress before the day's heat.
Change is in the air... can you feel it?
                  

Why does one leaf change before another?


But wait!
We're not ready for change here.
There's twelve more days of Sweet Summer Sun
and we've still got some dancin' to do here!


Let the LAST days of  SUMMER DANCIN' 
in the gardens begin!
                          


QUICK FIRE Hydrangea with ZAHARA Zinnias

These Hydrangea petals will darken into a deep carmine pink
as Autumn resolutely progresses... 
wait for it, wait for it.



PEPPERMINT Vinca with RIVIERA Lobelia

Vinca thrives in our 90° plus Summer days, 
while Lobelia has a bit of a struggle without a little shade.



LIMELIGHT Hydrangea with Brown-eyed Susans

and "Pretty Pink Flower" whose name I've forgotten.
 A beautiful growing bouquet!



Illumination GOLDEN PICOTEE Begonia with pink Annual Walmart Begonia

I have come to the conclusion 
that snails simply L.O.V.E. begonias.
(Think of me every morning for weeks snail hunting in my p.j.'s)



 Daisies with Orange Profusion Zinnias

Encore! Encore! Every gardener loves 
when their Spring flowers re-bloom.



BALLERINA ROSE Gaura with CHERRY PROFUSION Zinnias

Doesn't Gaura remind you of dainty little Butterflies?



Susans, Limelights, Pretty Pink Flowers and... Delphiniums


Crazy. DELPHINIUMS... another Spring flower 
about to re-bloom in late Summer.
Who knew?!



Lilac GERANIUM Peeking Out Through CHAMELEON HOUTTUYNIA



Chameleon is a favorite groundcover... 
love the heart shaped, multi-colored leaves of green, cream,  crimson and gold.
Sweet creamy white blooms delight in Spring.



HIDALGO Dahlia with ANGELFACE Blue




Back door planter beginning to perk up 
since the cool mornings came.
 And I'm perking up too...

Love the cool of the mornings with the Summer blooms a-dancin'.

 We'll be celebrating Autumn soon enough.



25 comments:

  1. De magnifiques floraisons dans votre jardin. Les photos sont très belles. 

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  2. Well, the twelve days are almost up, but so glad I dropped by.

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  3. Beautiful Carolyn, I enjoyed my visit. I think your pretty pink flowers may be Sidalcea.  The ones with the white eye, anyways, in another pic where they appear to be solid pink, looks like a mallow. (Sidalcea is a type of mallow).

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  4. Thank you, Rae. I think it's a mallow, too, but I can't remember the name and I haven't been able to find it.  Oh well, it IS a pretty pink flower.  :)

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  5. Wow! Those blooms are really gorgeous. I love the poem and the season.

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  6. Awesome mountain view!!  Gorgeous flower combos too!

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  7. Thanks, Charlie. We do love our mountains.♥

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  8. Lovely blooms in great combinations--and your lighting is perfect. Very inspirational!

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  9. Thank you, so glad you enjoyed your visit... mission accomplished!

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  10. Thanks for the reminder for us not to get ahead of ourselves - and to cherish each day, even the last days of a season.  Glorious pics!

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  11. Amen, Holley. You said it very well.

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  12. So glad you left a manual link, Diana. Don't know why Disqus doesn't respond to you. Wish everyone would leave a link, then I could visit all my visitors more easily.

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  13. Driving home today there is STILL rather a lot of snow on our mountain peaks.
    Your Cape Town friend's support of the CLT will be deeply appreciated!
    (sadly Disqus doesn't like me, so I'll add a link manually
    http://elephantseyegarden.blogspot.com/2012/08/caracal-at-driehoek-for-cape-leopard.html

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  14. What a lot going on. Everything here is on it's way out for the year that hadn't burned up completely from this summer. Yours are lovely.
    Cher
    Sunray
    Gardens

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  15. We are blessed with a secondary water system (untreated water) that keeps my flowers happy even during mid-summer's high heat of sometimes 100's. Well mostly happy... they do begin to murmur when the temps get too high.

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  16. Jen @ MuddybootdreamsJanuary 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Your garden looks so fresh and lovely, what heat?

    Beautiful.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  17. Oh we've had heat. Last week we were in the 90's. I do believe we may have seen the last of that this year.Won't hurt my feelings. In my perfect world, Summer never skips above 82°.

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  18. Carolyn it is hot and dry still here so the weather is summer but the garden says fall...yours is still bloomin'.  Is that your poem?  Lovely

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  19. Yesterday was our first "it really feels like Fall" day. Temps in my gardens never left the 70's. And yes that is my poem. I spent a few minutes searching for something that expressed my feelings then realized I only need look into my heart... and voila. Good enough.

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  20. love the poem..great lighting and depth of field

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  21. Lovely...seems too early for autumn leaves! 

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  22. I think so, too! Just a few yellows here in the Valley, but more will come soon.

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  23. GelashemochtradgardJanuary 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    I´m sitting here with a smile on my lips! I really like your garden and the colour´s. Lovely. Have a nice day/Gela

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  24. Thank you Gela. I'm always happy when visitors leave smiling.

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