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U.S.A., Washington State. USDA zone 8a. Sunset climate zone 5

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My October Garden. Zone 7b Pacific Northwest

These are several pictures of my back and side gardens.
They still look summery, with very few signs of fall.




















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***Copyright 2012 TatyanaS

32 comments:

  1. Your garden looks so amazing and atmospheric Tatyana, love it!

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    1. Thank you Mark! 'Atmospheric'- I love this term!!!

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  2. You have a beautiful garden and a lovely dog!

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    1. Sadun, thanks! That dog eats my grass, ha-ha!

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    2. That's why I had to stop putting grass in the backyard, because my dog did the same thing! So now...only in the front!

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  3. gorgeous photo's of a gorgeous garden!

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  4. I always enjoy seeing your home and grounds. Always so pretty. I love the castle brick wall in the first photo!

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    1. Darla, thank you! Now, I love that wall even more, after you called it 'castle brick'!

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  5. The way you take the photos makes all this rain beautiful! Love the colors and the dog.

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  6. Your photos make all this rain beautiful. Love the colors of your garden and the dog!

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    1. Barb, you make me feel good! Thank you!

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  7. So many pictures of your really beautiful garden, thank you for sharing this. I'm fond of looking at gardens but pets I like even more. Lovely to see your dog in the garden!

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  8. Just beautiful Tatyana! I love the hedge. And perfectly trimmed I might add!

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    1. Randy, thanks! I planted that Japanese ilex hedge in summer of 2004 or 2005. It's getting pretty big, and I need to watch it close!

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  9. Tatyana, your Privet grew up very much! I love the photo of fuchsia, the very bright color, although the fall's coming.

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    1. Thank you, Nadezda! That fuchsia is Double Otto, very hardy plant.

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  10. Your bird bath and German Shepherd are very handsome! We are very lucky to garden in this part of the country. I must keep reminding myself of this on all these rainy days.

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    1. Outlawgardener, thank you! You are so right! My lawn is so soggy now, and this is just the beginning...

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  11. Beautiful, breathtaking photos, as usual, Tatyana. Your garden looks fabulous.

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    1. Grace, thank you! I think all this moisture makes it look fresh and bright.

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  12. What a great backyard. I know you spend a lot of time back there. Is that the puppy?? Wow, time has gone by! So big.

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    1. Janet, thank you! Yes, this is Amur who is on my blog header picture! That was in 2005 when he smelled the poppies. He is 7 1/2 years old now. He has a friend, a 1 year old German Shepherd who keeps him young!

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  13. Hi Tatyana, your garden still looks wonderful and your dogs are adorable. They look like they enjoy walking around in the garden, having a sniff here and there. I hope they don't dig or do anything naughty. Best Wishes Karen.

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    1. Karen, thanks! Our dogs just eat grass!

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  14. Just lovely Tatyana! I love your Fuchsia and the Autumn fern is so beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Lona, thank you! I divided one fuchsia bush and planted its divisions here and there to have bright spots in fall.

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  15. I see what you mean about the lush green. This is the time of year I see the difference in our zones, mine all yellow and brown, bare trees and the flowers all but gone. Today, I will mulch before the snow falls.

    Eileen

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    1. Eileen, thank you! Yes, our zones are so different. Our garden will be green the whole winter with some blooms (aralia, helleborus, etc.)

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